Wellness Program

  Take the 5-2-1-0 Pledge!

 

In the last weeks, we will be reminding the kids to play it safe during the summer months including the use of sunscreen, helmets, and swimming with a buddy and only when adults are present.  

 

  • Consider putting a basket of sunscreen where your kids can reach for it on their way out the door.  Experts recommend SPF 30 or higher and don't forget to reapply about every 2 hours.
  • Make sure their helmets still fit for the summer.  Helmets should fit snug without shifting from side to side or front to back.  Oh, and you should wear a helmet too.  Your are the best role model.
  • All children, experienced swimmers or not, should be supervised in water activities.

Plus, don't forget to keep the kids drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated during the warm summer days.

 

Further, we will be encouraging the students to take a healthy summer pledge and hope all families will join us.                   It is as  easy as 5-2-1-0.

 

  • Eat 5 fruits or vegetables a day
  • Limit screen time on TV, computers, and devices to 2 hours a day.
  • Get a least 1 hour of active play
  • Shoot for 0 sweetened drinks like soda, juice, chocolate milk or sports drinks. (Water and low-fat milk are the best options.)

Bored with plain water?  Try these additions:

  • Add fresh slices of lemon, lime, or oranges.
  • Turn 100% unsweetened fruit juice into ice cubes - adds a splash of flavor and color fun.
  • Make a juice spritzer - Use sodium - free seltzer water with a splash of 100% unsweetened fruit juice.
  • Avoid drinks with added sugars such as soda, sugary juices, or sports drinks.  They can have more sugar than a candy bar and the added sugar actually makes you thirstier.  Also try to avoid "diet" drinks with sugar substitutes like saccharin, aspartame, and sucralose.  These are chemicals that can have negative affects on children.  Besides, water is best on our wallets, best for our bodies AND our children are sweet enough without all of those added sugars.
     
     

    **OH, and don't forget to encourage them to read 20 minutes a day!**

Have a fun and healthy summer!!

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