Valentine's Day Tips
Be kind to your students' hearts this Valentine's Day and scale back on the usual sugary treats associated with the holiday. Here are just a few ideas to make your Valentine's party healthy and fun.
- Give your heart a workout: Make your party a dance party, a jumping party, a balance-a-balloon-on-your heard party. Be creative there are many ways to make your party active.
- Give the gift of knowledge: Teach students about their heart, how to find their heart beat and what they should do to keep their hearts healthy.
- Use your heart: Run a clothing drive and donate the items you've collected to a local shelter.
- Pass out these candy-free Valentines:
National Nutrition Month March 2013
This year's theme, "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day," encourages personalized healthy eating styles* and recognizes that food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all impact individual food choices.
*Based on 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommendations and MyPlate messages.
For resources and more information visit www.eatright.org.
National School Breakfast Week March 4-8
Increase awareness of the school breakfast program among parents and students by celebrating School Breakfast week. This year's theme, "Be a Star with School Breakfast," aims to teach students they can shine like their favorite stars by eating a healthy breakfast. Find resources to help make your School Breakfast Week a success at www.schoolnutrition.org.