Tag: School Wellness Program

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Milton Hershey School tackles student health with ‘Wellness Revolution

DAN GLEITER, The Patriot-NewsStudents at the Milton Hershey School are required to exercise at least five hours each week. Students take part in the “Insanity” aerobic workout. On a cold Thursday night in January, a group of students play a scrimmage game of ice hockey on the school’s outdoor rink. Next door and inside the gymnasium complex, a second-story track overlooks basketball courts where high school girls play a pick-up game. More…

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Wellness program has touch of fun at New Lisbon High School

NEW LISBON – Flips, handstands, wheelies and jumps were all part of the bag of tricks for Rich Wieber’s Bicycle Stunt Show on Thursday.

The show, a kickoff for the Movin’ and Munchin’ Schools Wellness Program titled “Tour de Scenic Bluffs” bike race competition, was presented in the New Lisbon High School gymnasium as an all-school assembly.

Wieber discussed the importance of making wise choices. More…

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Healthy option being added to local schools in Seminole County – Seminole Chronicle

A community newspaper serving Oviedo, Winter Springs and surrounding communities in the Orlando metropolitan area of Central Florida.
Via www.seminolechronicle.com

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Cafeterias hurting as students shun healthy options – Parentcentral.ca

Healthy foods mean plummeting profits for cafeterias as students head to the nearest fast-food outlet instead of buying the low-fat offerings now…
Via www.parentcentral.ca

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What changes are coming in the school lunch line?

You’ll be happy to know that tomato paste can qualify as a vegetable serving and potatoes are not restricted under the new rules for the government-subsidized National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs announced last week by Agriculture…
Via bangordailynews.com

Five School Programs Feeding America’s Children – Huffington Post (blog)

Five School Programs Feeding America’s ChildrenHuffington Post (blog)Every day, over 31 million children receive their lunches through the National School Lunch Program.
Via www.huffingtonpost.com

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When We Have Safe Routes to School We Have … – Policy in Motion

I read two articles which caught my attention related to Safe Routes to School after biking home with my 17 year old nephew from his downtown Sacramento high school where he attends and I volunteer as a mentor to …
Via policyinmotion.com

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Promoting Healthy Communities with Walk to School Programs …

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Safe Routes to School are just two organizations that promote healthy kids and healthy communities through an activity as simple as walking …
Via blogs.planning.org

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Healthy Schools, Healthy Budgets, School Wellness Conference | Dairy Council of CA

The all day Healthy Schools, Healthy Budgets conference sponsored by the Dairy Council of California will highlight strategies for School Wellness, Nutrition and Health Promotion.
Via www.dairycouncilofca.org

Lunch policy change proposed – The Tennessean


Lunch policy change proposedThe TennesseanBut current board policy says school staff and principals are responsible for providing a separate fund outside of the schools’ nutrition budget to provide student meals and collecting lunch debts.
Via www.tennessean.com

Comprehensive School Nutrition Policy Initiative – Programs & Initiatives – The Food Trust

RT @thefoodtrust: Food Trust Facts: Did you know we have a Comprehensive School Nutrition Policy Initiative?
Via www.thefoodtrust.org

Boring playgrounds tied to sedentary kids, study shows – CBS News

Boring playgrounds tied to sedentary kids, study showsCBS NewsMore than one third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – and this includes preschoolers.
Via www.cbsnews.com