Wellness is an important concept here at S&S Worldwide. In fact, it is woven in our mission statement.For many years, our company has been promoting wellness through various initiatives such as the biometric screenings, flu shot clinics, and more recently with the on-site mammogram van. We also have access to the fitness center at no cost to employees. To continue to promote healthy lifestyles and well-being, the Wellness Committee was formed, comprised of employees from departments across the company.
This new Wellness Committee was tasked with improving the overall well-being of S&S employees through education, communication and execution. Some of the ways the committee plans to achieve this goal is through wellness challenges, seminars and webinars, planned programs and increased communication through a bi-monthly newsletter. Continue reading →
North Park Elementary has been a part of the Let’s Move Active School program since 2013 and is proud to be awarded the Let’s Move Active School National Recognition Award! We have been working hard for many years to create a culture of health and wellness in our school. We have achieved this goal because we have taken advantage of many grants and opportunities along the way. Some of these programs include Healthy Highway and Fuel Up to Play 60. This award is truly the result of a team effort and a commitment made by teachers, students, families, and administrators to teach and model the value of healthy choices and a physically active lifestyle. Of course, this did not happen overnight or without a tremendous amount of effort, but it has all been worth it to see the transformation and be able to make an impact on student health and wellness. Continue reading →
Fitness and nutrition go hand-in-hand, which is why we have compliled PE Central’s top fitness themed lesson ideas, best practices, and bulletin boards in honor of March being National Nutrition Month. Here are some great lessons and activities for you to try in your classroom this month.
March is a great month to focus your lesson plans and bulletin boards on the importance of nutrition, because it’s National Nutrition Month! PE Central has many resources to help provide students with the knowledge they need to lead nutritious and healthy lifestyles. Below are some of our favorite ideas and activities.
Bulletin Board Ideas
What’s On Your Plate? – It’s important for students to learn and be aware of the 5 food groups. Use MyPlate as a guide and create a visual to remind students all month about the best types of food choices.
One day I was looking at the sugar amount in our chocolate milk and the fruit juice that our cafeteria is offering. Both drinks contain 24 grams and 28 grams of sugar, totaling 52 grams. This total is 5 grams more than the daily allotment for the entire day that children should have, which is outrageous!
So, I used our Fuel Up Play 60 grant for Nutrition and Fitness to show the amount of sugar in beverages and food that students digest. We chose fifteen different drinks and food items. We also had a guest speaker on nutrition to show the effects of sugar on the human body. All K-5 grades had to attend our Physical Education Nutrition Presentation for this day, as many as four classes at once. Continue reading →