- Author: Hannah Lee
Storey Elementary's new Nutrition Corner emphasizes physical activity just in time for those New Year's Resolutions! The Nutrition Corner is featured in the staff lounge, reminding teachers that physical activity is important for their students and themselves.
Getting enough exercise can seem daunting, but it is possible. Try breaking up the time throughout the day, such as walking around the office during your breaks and playing outside with your kids after work. Whether it's playing sports, running around the block with a friend, or walking the dog, find a way to do some physical activity today! Remember - adults need 2 and a half hours of moderate intensity physical activity every week and children need 1 hour per day! How will you (and your kiddos!) meet those recommendations in 2017?
Nutrition Corners are a great way to reinforce nutrition education at your school. If you're interested in adding one to your classroom, contact your nutrition educator.
- Author: Hannah Lee
Thanksgiving is upon us, and the holiday season is in full swing! To prepare for the fun festivities ahead, Ayer and Storey Elementary Schools received Nutrition Corners with the theme, "Healthy Celebrations." Because children spend so much time at school, it's important to remind them of healthy choices, no matter the time of year. Ayer and Storey's Nutrition Corners encourage teachers to celebrate class milestones and holidays while promoting a culture of wellness. And of course, the Nutrition Corners wouldn't be complete without a reminder to use MyPlate to guide our meals.
- Author: Shelby MacNab
- Contributor: Brittanny Zweigle
Can you move like an elephant, roar like a lion and shimmy like a penguin? Transitional Kindergarten students at Storey elementary can!
As part of a healthy diet, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines encourage children to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day. This can include sports, walking, running and more. At Storey elementary this includes moving like an elephant!
Enter a story called Bearobics.
You might be wondering is Bearobics about a bear doing aerobics? Of course it is! Well actually, its about a bear AND other animals like elephants, penguins, lions and gorillas getting their exercise.
After hearing the story students got the opportunity to practice their animal movements and get their hearts pumping. It was a "roaring" good time!