Schools Observe Every Kid Healthy Week

Every Kid Healthy™ Week is an annual observance created to celebrate school health and wellness achievements and recognized on the calendar of National Health Observances. Observed the week of April 19-25, this special week shines a spotlight on the great efforts our school partners are doing to improve the health and wellness of their students and the link between nutrition, physical activity and learning – because healthy kids learn better! Everyone in the country can get involved and be a part of the celebration to help support sound nutrition, regular physical activity and health-promoting programs in schools.

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Here is a list of activities that students participated in last week:

 

Itinerary for Every Kid Health Week Initiative

Monday:

·         Antioch Elementary School; 9 am-3:30pm; “Fitness Day” with all K-5th grade P.E. students.  Students will receive a 5-10 minute discussion on consuming zero sugary beverages and reducing recreational screen time to 2 hours or less.  Afterwards, all students will partake in an obstacle course for the remainder of their scheduled PE class.

·         Choctawhatchee High School; 7 am- 2 pm; 5210 informational trifold board on display in Media Center.  Display board will be kept in the Media Center all week for 9th-12th grade students to view.

·         Kenwood Elementary School; 10 am – 11 am; “Health Literacy” Reading to all 2nd grade students on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Display board will be kept in the Media Center all week for students to view.                          

Tuesday:

·         Choctawhatchee High School; 7 am- 2 pm; 5210 informational trifold board on display in Media Center for 9th-12th grade students to view.

·         Kenwood Elementary School; 9 am – 3 pm Display board will be kept in the Media Center all week for students to view.

Wednesday:

·         Choctawhatchee High School; 7 am- 2 pm; 5210 informational trifold board on display in Media Center for 9th-12th grade students to view.

·         Kenwood Elementary School 9 am – 3 pm; Display board will be kept in the Media Center all week for students to view.

Thursday:

·         Choctawhatchee High School; 7 am- 2 pm; 5210 informational trifold board on display in Media Center for 9th-12th grade students to view.

·         Longwood Elementary School; 10:30 am- 11:45 am; 30min in “Pizza Garden” with Ms. Suellen Solyntjess’ VE students planting tomatoes, bell peppers, oregano, and basil.  Students will then engage in a 30min MyPlate discussion on how to make their pizza healthier.

·         Longwood Elementary School; 1:05 pm-2:15 pm; discussion with PE classes on the importance of consuming 5 or more fruits and vegetables every day and cutting back on their intake of sugary beverages.

·         Kenwood Elementary School; 9 am– 3 pm; Display board will be kept in the Media Center all week for students to view

Friday:

·         Choctawhatchee High School; 7 am- 2 pm; 5210 informational trifold board on display in Media Center for 9th-12th grade students to view.

·         Okaloosa Academy; 8 am- 10:30 am; 0 Sugary Beverages discussion and demonstrations with 4th grade class & 0 Tobacco discussion and demonstration with 5th grade class.

·         Kenwood Elementary School; 9 am – 3 pm Display board will be kept in the Media Center all week for students to view.