Health and Wellness
Our Wellness Committee Mission.....
To inspire and educate students on the importance of staying active and
eating healthy as life long habits.
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of childhood obesity in a generation so that kids born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. This is an ambitious goal. But it can be done. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future starting with their earliest months and years and continuing throughout their lives.
Encourage kids to eat healthier and move more. When children combine physical activity with healthy eating in their daily routine, they help prevent a range of chronic diseases. In addition, physical activity helps to control weight, build lean muscle, reduce fat and promote strong bone, muscle and joint development. Physical activity has also been shown to improve academic performance including better grades, test scores, classroom behavior, attention and concentration. And of course, healthy eating gives kids the proper nutrition they need to stay energized, active and maintain a healthy weight.
Let’s Get Moving
-Get kids moving and make healthier choices for your children.
-Children need 60 minutes of active and vigorous play each day
-Serve fruit or veggies with every meal
-Substitute water or low-fat milk for sweetened beverages
-Pick a vegetable they like and find different, tasty ways to prepare it
-Substitute healthier ingredients such as whole wheat pasta, and lean meats in their favorite recipes
-Eat meals as a family
THE PARKWAY FRUIT & VEGGIE CHALLENGE
Saturday, February 23rd and ends on Friday, March 1st
The challenge is EASY, it's FUN and it's GOOD FOR YOU!
Every participating student will receive a ticket to be entered into our PARKWAY WELLNESS PRIZE DRAWING to be held towards the end of the school year.
Rachel is a Parkway Parent, Trained Chef, Health Counselor and Author,
"LIVE EAT COOK HEALTHY - Simple, Fresh, Delicious Recipes".
Please visit Rachel's website at: www.liveeatcookhealthy.com