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.
Storey's Nutrition Corner in the staff lounge is a daily reminder to create a healthy classroom.
Fruit kabobs and play time outside are just a few of the Nutrition Corner's ideas for a nutritious and active classroom.
Staff and faculty can check out the "Recipe of the Month" for seasonal, tasty meals to try at home with their own families.
By reminding students and staff that celebrations don't need to be packed with sugary treats, they will start to develop more balanced habits for years to come. Parents can reinforce these ideas at home by encouraging children with non-food rewards, such as a sleepover with friends or a fun outing. Share your own tips and experience in the comments below!