Welcome to the Building Healthy Communities Program
This year our school is involved in a program called Building Healthy Communites. It is a school-wide health initiative that gives students opportunities to make healthy choices. This awesome program uses a school-wide approach that engages principals, classroom and P.E. teachers, after-school club advisors, other staff members, and parents to enourage our students to choose healthy foods and be physically active every day! Building Healthy Communities combines nutrition education with physical activity to make our school a healthier place to learn.
Our school will receive:
Nutrition education lessons taught by a Healthy School Corrdinator in all K-5 classrooms. Each lesson includes a nutrition activity and a physical activity break, and some will include a healthy food tasting to expose childen to nutritious foods that might be new to them.
Training and resources for P.E. teachers and lots of equipment for the gym and playground.
Support form United Dairy Industry of Michigan's Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative to plan physical activity and healthy eating events.