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Tips for Staying Fit and Healthy
     
 
 
 What's a Good Healthy Snack?
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bullet Fresh or dried fruit - whole, sliced or fruit salad
bullet Raw vegetables - grape tomatoes, baby carrots, bell pepper slices, cucumber, broccoli
bullet Dip (for either fruit or vegetables) use low calorie dressing, yogurt, yogurt/cream cheese blended with dip mix, salsa or hummus
bullet Cheese - sticks, slices or cubes
bullet Popcorn - microwave, homemade or kettle cooked) plain or with grated cheese
bullet Mix low sugar cereal, mini pretzels, raisins, craisins and dried fruit
bullet Reduce consumption of fruit juice, Gatorade and soft drinks.  Offer low fat milk (1%) or skim milk for children over 2-years of age.  Encourage your child to drink water.
   
VENDING MACHINES   The district has adopted policies and implemented procedures to comply with state and federal food service guidelines for restricting student access to vending machines. For more information regarding these policies and guidelines see the campus principal. [See policies at CO and FFA.]


   
 What Should I Put in My Childs School Lunch Box?
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bullet Build a better sandwich with whole grain breads and rolls.  Use low fat or fat free cold cuts.
bullet Stuff a pita pocket with vegetables, fat free cheese or leftover grilled chicken
bullet Prepare tuna salad with chopped vegetables (onions, carrot and celery) and low fat mayonnaise, try low fat Russian dressing for a different flavor
bullet Add chicken, turkey or tuna to top a salad
bullet Mix cranberry sauce and non-fat mayonnaise to dress up a turkey sandwich
bullet Use leftover chicken or turkey strips to make a cold fajita, use lots of vegetables and fat free sour cream as a dressing
bullet Chicken salad mixed with fat free mayonnaise, raisins, shredded carrots, top with salsa for a southwestern flavor
bullet Low sugar cereal (Kix, Cheerios, Chex, etc.)
bullet Rice or popcorn cakes spread with natural peanut butter, jelly or soybean
bullet Yogurt with fruit or granola
bullet Hard boiled eggs
bullet Fresh fruit, cut into chunks or slices
bullet Pair natural peanut butter with "all-fruit" jelly for a traditional favorite
   
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR STUDENTS IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL    
In accordance with policies at EHAB, EHAC, [and FFA], the district will ensure that students in kindergarten through grade 5 engage in moderate or vigorous physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day or 135 minutes per week.
  Students in middle school shall engage in 30 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity per day for at least four semesters OR at least 225 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity  within a two-week   period for at least four semesters.  The district offers physical education classes and extracurricular activities to students in middle or junior high school to meet district physical education requirements for these grades.   For additional information on the districtís requirements and programs regarding elementary, middle, and junior high school student physical activity requirements, please see the principal.

   
   
  How Do I Keep My Family Active?
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bullet Reduce screen viewing hours (TV, videogames, computer, DVD)
bullet Substitute one hour of physical activity every day for one hour of watching television or playing video games
bullet Walk with your child whenever possible. Use walk for a purpose - collect coins found along the route, clean up trash in the neighborhood/travel to the store or school
bullet Plan family activities that provide everyone exercise.  A family that is physically active together has lots of fun.
bullet Encourage active playtime in a safe environment
   
   
   
PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT Annually, the district will conduct a physical fitness assessment of students in grades 3Ė12. The results of a studentís physical fitness assessment conducted during the school year will be provided to parents/guardians upon completion of the assessment. At the end of the school year, a parent may submit a written request to the Assistant Superintendent to obtain the results of his or her childís physical fitness assessment conducted during the year.   SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
During the preceding school year, the districtís School Health Advisory Council held one meeting.  Additional information regarding the districtís School Health Advisory Council is available from the Assistant Superintendent. [See also policies at BDF and EHAA.]
  TOBACCO PROHIBITED
The district and its staff strictly enforce prohibitions against the use of tobacco products by students and others on school property and at school-sponsored and school-related activities. [See the Student Code of Conduct and policies at FNCD and GKA.]
         
   
 
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