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Healthy Halloween Celebration

Kindergartners at Foothill school got to experience Halloween fun and celebrate healthy food with a Healthy Halloween Celebration. Mrs. Vigil, a kindergarten teacher, was new to Foothill and to the UCCE EFNEP Youth nutrition education program when she had the idea to hold a healthy Halloween for her students.

With the help of parent volunteers, food donations, and UCCE nutrition educators, students came dressed in their finest costumes to enjoy a healthy Halloween. They received a nutrition lesson and listened to a story, and then the real celebration began!

Students rotated through different stations and created fun, healthy snacks, with the help of volunteers. When they had finished creating their snacks, they had a plate of healthy foods to snack on while they watched a movie. (Although some snacks didn’t make it to the movie, and were eaten right away!)

Students created cracker spiders, mandarin pumpkins, banana ghosts, rice cake fish bowls, and popcorn hands.

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