WCS Wellness Committee
Warren Consolidated Schools is committed to creating a healthy school environment that enhances the development of lifelong wellness practices to promote healthy eating and physical activities that support student achievement.
The Board of Education recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the District's students. Research concludes that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Schools can play an important role in the developmental process allowing students to establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snack, supporting the development of good eating habits, and promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.
The effort to support the students' development of healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise cannot be accomplished by the schools alone. It will be necessary for not only the staff, but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.
TipS to thankgiving
By Dietetic Intern Sara Langnas
Stuffing season is right around the corner, which means
consuming large portions of food and foods that are generally higher in calories.
What most people do not know, this is AVOIDABLE!
It is not required to gain a few pounds and to feel like you
cannot move from the couch (even though we all want to watch the University of Michigan vs Ohio State game).
Here are some tidbits to help you feel better during gobble season:
- Put as many colors on your plate
- Go Easy on the gravy
- Pass up the bread basket
- Avoid the skin of your turkey
- Have fresh fruits for dessert
Action For Healthy Kids
Nutrition Services was awarded The Game on Grant through Action For Healthy Kids for each elementary school at the end of the 2016-17 school year.
It is to help with an innovative physical activity strategy targeting indoor recess- we proposed to purchase chair activity bingo sets, and chair dancing DVDS per elementary building to increase physical activity.
It also is to help with nutrition initiatives – we proposed purchasing a My Plate Classroom Kit to be kept at each Elementary Building. Our goal is to provide a nutrition class to at least one classroom at each elementary buildings this school year. These kits will also be available for teachers to check out and use for their classrooms if so desired. We also proposed to purchase My Plate bulletin board for each elementary building. In addition, a portion of the monies will be used for taste testing of a new food item during Every Kid Healthy Week in April.
In all we will receive total of $14,000 to promote healthy living with our elementary students. This grant will help us to achieve some of our goals established through the Wellness Committee and are supported with the new Wellness policy adopted in June.
WCS Wellness Initiatives
The Warren Consolidated Schools Wellness Committee introduced a wellness initiative aimed at promoting health and wellness within our school.
Some of the wellness initiative include: fun runs, Jump Rope for Heart, movement/fitness rooms, running/walking clubs, staff workouts or sports activities, nutritional health fairs, water drinking campaigns, and dental, vision, and health clinics.
Schools that participated in wellness initiatives for the 2016-17 school year were recently awarded special status by the Wellness Committee.
Green Acres Elementary
Carter Middle School