Healthy Halloween!

At Square Roots Preschool, we strive to educate our students about wellness and making healthy choices. Snacks are organic whenever possible and always healthy, and each snack time is accompanied by a nutrition discussion. But what about Halloween? Did we make an exception?

No way! But we didn’t miss out on the fun, either. We opted against candy and punch and, instead, had some healthy snacks at our class Halloween party.

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• Ghostly Eggs–hard boiled eggs with spooky faces

• Monster Mouths–apples, peanut butter, raw sunflower seeds

• Spooky Spiders–bananas, pretzels, raisins

The children absolutely loved the fun party food, and it helped to fuel them for the rest of their exciting day.

A Snack is More Than Just a Snack

Snack time is very important at preschool. It helps keep active youngsters moving, allows them to focus, and is a nice break so they have the opportunity to relax and chat with their friends.

Square Roots takes snack time a bit further. We make sure that our snacks are organic and locally grown whenever possible and always healthy. While the students are eating, Ms. Taryn asks them about why they think the food they are eating is healthy and what it does to help their bodies grow big and strong. The kids really enjoy expressing their ideas about how a particular food is healthy, and Ms. Taryn guides them in the right direction, making snack time fun, nourishing, and educational.

Since we are studying the letter “B” this week, we enjoyed bananas and blueberry yogurt!

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