The committee's mission is to educate and promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles for students and the greater school community recognizing the critical link between students’ health and their ability to learn. The committee is comprised of classroom, physical education and health teachers, parents, nurses and the food service director—representing all schools in our district.
Hooked on Health Committee factoid of the month
Did you know? Cardiovascular exercise revs your metabolism for HOURS. HOH Hint - Keep your metabolism reved up...Try 2-15 minute walks, jogs or bike rides. This will give you 30 minutes of recommended exercise daily!
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100 ways to become a healthier family Check out the link - http://www.health.com/health/calendar/0,,20362440,00.html?viewdate=1
"Seasonal Gr'Eatings" Newsletter Packed with fun ideas on how to eat fresh and stay active during the winter! Check it out (PDF)
40 tips for an active family!
Download these 40 fun & fit activities for the entire family. Take a look! (PDF)
Healthy snack ideas for school
and classroom parties
Research indicates that most children do not eat enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains on a daily basis. These types of snacks are loaded with vitamins and minerals and fiber, which provide students with the energy they need for peak performance in school. Please consider providing healthy and nutritious foods for school snacks and birthday celebrations, such as low-fat milk/flavored milk, 100% juice, fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, pretzels, low-fat popcorn, graham crackers and nuts. OTHER SNACK FOOD ideas
Alternatives to food rewards
Food rewards can be an easy way to bring about an immediate behavior change in students. So why change a reward system that seems to work? Because rewarding children with food can contribute to health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. It also interferes with learning to eat in response to hunger and fullness cues. Giving donuts and soft drinks to students may seem like a harmless treat for a job well done, but rewarding children with unhealthy food can develop habits that stay with them throughout their school careers...and their lives. LEARN about HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES TO FOOD REWARDS