Nutrition Ambition

In May, the PTA voted for Nutrition as the Healthy School focus for the 2013-2014 school year.  Principal Nolting has shared the documents listed below with our teachers to promote healthy snacks, rewards, and celebrations in the classroom. The PTA would like to share the same information with parents and extend these practices to school events and PTA activities.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Help promote healthy snacks, lunches, celebrations, and rewards at school.

Contact greenteam@stonebraepta.org to share your ideas, sign-up for activities, or to learn more about our goals for this year.

 

Related Links & Resources

Healthy Snack Guide 2012.pdf

Healthy Celebrations Signup Sheet.doc

Healthy Classroom Rewards.pdf

 

Need inspiration for dinner?Looking for new recipes?

The Champions for Change website has a wonderful repertoire of family-friendly recipes. You can search by meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, or dessert) or download whole recipe books with a theme (Everyday, Latino, Southern, or Chinese).[English] [Español-Spanish]

 

Snacktivism – Think twice before serving a snack. Read blog by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, and mom

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Sports Drinks

With answers from researchers at the Center for Weight & Health, U.C. Berkeley

Parents, coaches, and physical education instructors often ask about the value of sports drinks. Research shows that water is the best drink for children during the school day and at most sports practices. Water doesn’t contain unnecessary calories or artificial sweeteners and children don’t need the extra electrolytes and minerals that sports drinks may provide. (Read the Full article here)