Ideas for Healthy School Treats

Try some of the treats below with less saturated fat and sugar for your child's next school party. When available, choose whole grain options for fiber, a nutrient commonly deficient in children.

Nutritious Homemade Treat Ideas:

  • Apple Slices & Dip (Nut butters, yogurt, etc.)
  • Chocolate Dipped Fruit (Strawberries, bananas)
  • Fruit & Cheese Kebabs
  • Carrot Sticks & Dip
  • Yogurt Parfaits
  • Mini Pumpkin Muffins
  • Mini Zucchini Muffins

Nutritious Packaged Treat Ideas:

  • String Cheese & Whole Wheat Crackers
  • Granola Bars (check the label for sugar content)
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Squeezable Yogurt
  • Dried fruit and Raisins
  • 100% Fruit Roll-ups or Fruit Leathers
  • Trail Mix, individually packaged

Children are at higher risk than adults for developing food borne illnesses. So, remember to always wash your hands before preparing food for children, and if you are not wrapping foods individually, include serving utensils.