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Page 1: Healthy Eating Healthy Eating At Warsaw School District

Healthy EatingHealthy EatingAt Warsaw School District

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All foods made available on school campuses should offer children nutritious choices.

Physical activity should be incorporated into the schoolday as often as possible.

A healthy, physically active child is more likely to be academically successful.

Local Wellness TipsLocal Wellness Tips

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What we always want to know . . .What we always want to know . . .

Where is this coming from?

Why do we have to do this?

Goals set by our committee: Promote student health Reduce student obesity Facilitate student learning of lifelong healthy

habits Increase student achievement

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Points addressed by committeePoints addressed by committee

Missouri Eat Smart Nutritional Guidelines Physical activities

Interject activities Be creative “keep them moving” Recess before lunch Recess not withheld as punishment

Meal times Community involvement Family involvement

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Missouri Eat Smart Nutritional Missouri Eat Smart Nutritional GuidelinesGuidelines

Set level of acceptance for each componentSchool mealsA la carteVendingAfter school

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School mealsSchool meals

Increase fresh fruit/vegetable offerings Sample days (introduce new foods) Introduced “oatmeal bar” at breakfast (use

leftover oatmeal in cakes, muffins, cookies to add grains)

Add fruit & nuts to old recipes (slaw, salads, desserts)

Use whole wheat flour in recipes Serve whole wheat breads and buns in place of

white

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A la carte & vendingA la carte & vending

Revamped offeringsbaked chipsWhole grain choicesLow fat yogurtFresh fruitFlavored watersJuicesAdded soup to salad bar

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After school/party snacksAfter school/party snacks

The committee stressed offering “healthy choices” at these activities.

Information was provided to sponsors and parents regarding the Local Wellness purpose.

Handouts on alternative “treat ideas”

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Healthy Habitat=Healthy HabitsHealthy Habitat=Healthy Habits

Painted the new pyramid on the cafeteria wall to encourage students to eat healthier.

Install a wall file system beneath the food pyramid where pamphlets endorsing healthy eating habits and food guidelines could be kept for students.

Bulletin boards in all cafeterias to promote healthy eating themes throughout the year.

Playing music during the lunch period to create a pleasant atmosphere

Having “story time” during meals for elementary children

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Involve the students & staffInvolve the students & staff

FACS class did group projects on school nutrition FACS class presented nutrition information to grade school

classes Working on FACS classes serving “Special Meal” to a table of

students at the middle & elementary levels Students at different grade levels make suggestions for

school food service improvements Teachers reward students with physical activity/prizes rather

than candy Teachers promote exercise within the school day (mark

lesson plans with “PA” to show physical activity) Teachers email me when they add a new physical activity

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University Extension ClassesUniversity Extension Classes

300 nutrition classes per year offered at no cost to the district

Early Childhood through 12th grade receive nutrition information from our Nutrition Program Assistant

Contact your local University Of Missouri Extension office

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Other student suggestionsOther student suggestions

Other images that could be painted on the cafeteria walls include Warsaw Wildcat eating healthy food Healthy, fit image (animal or human) eating healthy foods

while standing next to an unhealthy, out of shape image. Images of healthy foods from each food group

The current tables in the cafeteria do not provide back support for the students and staff.

Added canopy to snack bar to give a café appearance.

Improve the aesthetic value of the cafeterias with school colors and paw prints.

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School wide promotionsSchool wide promotions

Class pedometer challenge Morning workouts at South School “W.A.R.” Walking And Reading at Middle

School Benton County Fitness Challenges Biggest losers challenge Limited T.V. time 5 a day challenge (Faculty kick off) Practice 2 fitness categories per day

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Community/Family InvolvementCommunity/Family Involvement

Benton County Health Dept. Fitness challenges Fall-”Shape Up Missouri” Spring-”Get Fit by the Numbers!” Exercise & Diet

Newspaper articles Family Fun nights District Newsletters Parents as Teachers Newsletters/visits Radio Programs Warsaw Trails Project & Safe Routes to Schools Blue Ribbon Health Summit

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Family InvolvementFamily Involvement

Parents As Teachers NewslettersNewspaper articlesFamily Fun nightsDistrict Newsletters“Health Handouts” to promote health

snacks and sack lunches

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““. . .whatever it takes to teach students . . .whatever it takes to teach students how to live a healthy lifestyle.”how to live a healthy lifestyle.”

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WARSAW R-IX WARSAW R-IX LOCAL WELLNESS PLANLOCAL WELLNESS PLAN

Local Wellness must be the focus of all with our children’s welfare as

our goal

A healthy, physically active child is more likely to be academically successful.