Wellness Food Guide for Classroom Parties


    Hopewell Elementary School

    Southern Lehigh School District has Student Wellness policy and guidelines. Below you will find an approved healthier food alternatives list. The attached list is meant to serve as a reference and specifies the foods permitted into our school for special occasions/classroom parties.  While this list is not all encompassing, it is intended to be a guideline when organizing for a classroom event.  In an attempt to implement the revisions, as well as adhere to all the guidelines, we would like to share with you some of the important highlights:

    1. Homemade foods are not permitted at parties and will not be accepted.
    2. All foods contributed must be in their original package with a label so that they may be properly evaluated for special nutritional needs.  All food dropped off for classroom celebrations must be provided to the school 24 hours in advance.  The exception would be fresh vegetables, fruit and cases of bottled water.
    3. Only (one) 1 unhealthy treat (sugary foods or treats high in fat such as cupcakes, brownies, potato chips, etc.) is permitted at classroom parties.
    4. Food items will only be accepted for school & grade scheduled classroom and curriculum related events.  Food items must be approved in advance.

    Healthier Foods List

    Drink – limited to

    Water (may be flavored, unsweetened or sparkling)
    100% juice drinks
    Low fat milk

    Party Food (only 4 selections from the below list allowed per party)

    Fresh fruits, dried fruits, frozen fruits, canned fruits in water
    Fresh vegetables, salad bar
    Whole grain crackers, rice cakes
    Humus or low fat dips or salsa
    Baked tortilla chips or baked chips/snacks
    Pretzels, especially whole grain
    Yogurt – low fat or Greek style
    Lo fat cheese including string cheese
    Whole grain cereal (unsweetened)
    Animal crackers, graham crackers, teddy grahams
    Air popped or low-fat popcorn 

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