Nutrition

Making Healthy Choices for Healthy Lifestyles Making Healthy Choices for Healthy Lifestyles

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Fitness

Get Kids Moving. Make Physical Activity a Way of Life Get Kids Moving

Make Physical Activity a Way of Life

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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.

 

Taste Tests

Mayfield City School Taste TestFarm to School:In 2017 student interns provided taste tests of different fresh fruits and vegetables to encourage healthy food behaviors and acceptance. Elementary students had the opportunity to try varieties of apples, bell peppers, squash, zucchini and roasted cauliflower during their lunch times, and the results were largely favorable! Due to popular demand, colorful bell peppers have been added to the elementary lunch menu.  The fresh produce was provided by Eddy's Fruit Farm in Chesterland!