Proper nutrition in the school age years can reinforce lifelong eating habits that contribute to a student's overall well being. This will help them to grow and learn to their fullest potential... and then go on to lead a long healthy life.
Nutrition for Students is Fun!
Click the Students link to the left to see how learning about nutrition is not only good for you but is also a lot of fun. Play the games and test your skill. Choosing the right foods can help you learn better, play harder and have a lot more energy.
Nutrition for Teachers
The Teachers section includes a collection of teaching tools that reinforce our district's Wellness Policy, incorporating nutrition lessons into classroom curriculum. Click the Teachers link to the left to find lessons, power points, links and other resources to complement Nutrition in the classroom.
Nutrition for Parents
We have put together some learning tools and resources to help you promote fitness and nutrition at home. We want to help you to encourage and reinforce lifelong nutrition and fitness practices that will support healthy lifestyles for you and your kids. Click the Nutrition at Home link to the left to learn
The winning recipe for a healthy lifestyle includes a combination of both good nutrition and physical activity. Your body needs a variety of nutrient rich foods to grow and prevent illness. And your body also needs to move and exercise every day.
Key things you need to know about leading a healthy lifestyle are:
- Eat a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables and whole grain products
- Control portion sizes and never "supersize"
- Get active for at least 60 minutes, five times a week for ages 6-18
- Avoid tobacco and illegal drugs all together
Well-nourished students have higher test scores, increased school attendance, improved concentration, and improved classroom behavior. Students, who are physically fit, sleep better and are better able to handle the physical and emotional challenges that they encounter during the day.