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.
By Dietetic Intern Vanessa Wood
What is Cinco De Mayo?
Cinco De Mayo is celebrated on the fifth of May to commemorate the victory of
the Mexican army over France in the battle of Puebla in 1862. With the help of the
U.S, the Mexicans were able to officially able to regain rule. This became an im-
portant holiday for the U.S as Mexican
Americans used the victory as inspiration
for the union struggle in the civil war. Interestingly, Cinco De Mayo is actually
more widely celebrated in the U.S than it is in Mexico. People often celebrate
with parades, parties and traditional Mexican foods.
Try this yummy vegetarian taco recipe to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year!
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 14 oz package of mushrooms
1/4 tsp salt
1 medium zucchini, diced
4 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
pinch of chili pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 can black beans, drained
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
8-10 four inch corn tortillas
Heat 1 1/2 Tbsp. of the oil in a large skillet. Add onion, pepper and mushrooms and cook
until translucent. Mix in salt and zucchini. Sauté until tender. Add the tomatoes, black
beans, chili powder, and paprika. Simmer for another minute until excess moisture is gone.
Season with cilantro. Build your taco and enjoy!
Eat Green on Earth Day!
By Dietetic Intern Emily Brown
Earth Day is April 22, and to celebrate our unique planet, let’s talk about how you can help! Protecting our earth means protecting our environment and the people who live in it. Here are some tips to help you live green in 2018!
The Jump with Jill LIVE Tour recently rock & rolled its way to Pearl Lean Elementary. The Jump with Jill Tour approaches nutrition education with catchy songs and upbeat dance moves to engage students on the subject of healthy eating.
What is Macomb Partners in Health? Macomb PIH Logo
Macomb Partners in Health was formed in March 2015 to improve care management and reduce the rate of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke in Eastpointe, Roseville and Warren in Macomb County. Chronic diseases, when unmanaged, are detrimental to the health and livelihood of individuals; affect the emotional and economic well-being of their families and their community; have an economic impact on the productivity of a population. Furthermore, unmanaged chronic diseases increase health care cost for consumers, employers, and government.