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Milk being poured into a glassOur little ones are always watching. Adults who choose low-fat or fat-free or yogurt show kids that dairy is an important part of a healthy eating style. When kids model this behavior, their growing bones will thank you. Share these 10 Tips for Dairy and how to Be a healthy role model. For more nutritional tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us. @gottabhealthy #behealthy

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on October 6, 2017

        


Fruits around the right side border and the words EAT MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES!Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. This September, let’s participate in Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you lower your risk for heart disease and some types of cancer, maintain or reach a healthy weight, and keep your body strong and active. Here are some ideas to help you and your family fit more fruits and vegetables into your day. Try keeping a bowl of fruit handy where the whole family can see it, cut up fruits and veggies ahead of time so they’re ready for quick, healthy snacks, and challenge your family to try a new veggie or fruit every week. Remember, eating more fruits and veggies can be fun and worth it!

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on September 14, 2017

        


Yellow sticky note hanging on bulletin board that reads Stop Wasting Food!Does the disaster in Texas by Hurricane Harvey make you feel a little more grateful for the things you have? Let’s always be mindful not to be wasteful. Reduce your food waste by planning a weekly menu, making a grocery list, or freezing extra food. This could save you big money each year! Post Let’s Talk Trash to inform students and staff about food loss and waste. Learn tips on how to Plan Your Weekly Meals and check out the USDA’s FoodKeeper App to alert you to use food items before they are likely to spoil. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on September 7, 2017

        


5-6 years old boy and plate of cooked vegetables isolated on white

Trying different things can appear challenging such as being a new student at a school or taking a class for the first time. You have to be patient when introducing new things. The same goes for food. It may take more than a few tries for a child to accept an unfamiliar item. Check out these Resources for picky eaters and Handling a “choosy” eater. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on August 11, 2017

        


Woman's hand holding a water bottle with blue lidAs the temperature continues to rise, let’s take advantage of some health tips to keep us cool. Carry a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day. It can save you time, money, and make choosing a healthy beverage easy! Try at least one of the 10 Tips for Better Beverages. View more beverage tips + a video on making small changes for a healthier drink. Sip smart! For more healthful tips visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on June 5, 2017

        


 

Grocery Bingo - Make Shopping FunDo you dread going grocery shopping? Let’s put some fun into it by playing grocery store bingo. Use grocery shopping to teach kids about food and nutrition. Talk about where vegetables, fruits, protein food, dairy, and grains come from. Help them make healthy choices. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on May 15, 2017

        


Little boy running through sprinkler

Did you know? A study found that kids gain weight more quickly during summer vacation than during the school year. Maintain the momentum your school created this year by encouraging students and families to continue to eat better and move more this summer. The Health at Home section of Game On has ideas for recess at home, healthy summer snacks and creative ways to be active as a family. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Day from Action For Healthy Kids

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on May 1, 2017

        


Standing in garden, wearing red boots, stepping on garden tool to force it into the ground.Did you know that gardening is a form of physical activity? Switch up your routine and spend time playing in the dirt! Explore some ideas for being more active and take advantage of some gardening resources.

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on April 21, 2017

        


a little boy with a dog on a leash and a pile of salt on the right sideThe American Heart Association wants you to know more about the Sodium Myths and Facts for Kids. The science is clear….our kids eat more sodium than what is safe and recommended. Learn more about keeping our kids heart healthy.

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on April 3, 2017

        


opened refrigerator with three containers of food on a lower shelf and two containers of food on the top shelfPlan for a ‘leftovers night’ at the end of the week to reduce food waste and to save the time you would usually spend on meal prep. Take all your leftovers out of the fridge and mix and match flavors that go well together. Check out tips for meal planning made easy and on food waste. Be sure to visit CCS Wellness website for more healthy tips and opportunities.

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on April 2, 2017

        


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