Five goals for healthy eating

Five goals for healthy eating
Posted on 03/13/2019

Project Healthy Schools-Hamady Middle School


We are pleased to announce our involvement in the Building Healthy Communities: Engaging Middle Schools through Project Healthy Schools program supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the University of Michigan.

Building Healthy Communities: Engaging Middle Schools Through Project Healthy Schools is an evidence-based, comprehensive, school-wide program that works with schools to improve the health and academic outcomes of students. Participants increase physical activity, eat healthier, and understand how nutrition and exercise influence their lifelong health through hands-on lessons and healthier school culture. The lessons focus on seventh Grade students; however, wellness initiatives, wellness policy, and environmental changes, tailored to the school’s needs, benefit all students in the school, as well as school staff and parents. Also, once implemented in a school, the program continues year after year, creating a culture of health that benefits future generations of students.

As a part of this program, we will be working to improve our nutrition and physical activity environment following the five Project Healthy Schools goals:
1. Eat more fruits and vegetables
2. Choose less sugary food and beverages
3. Be active every day
4. Eat less fast and fatty food
5. Spend less time in front of a screen

Students have spent time making healthy soda, salads and determining the difference between fat and muscle as well as participating in Heart Rate activities that encourage them to get active for at least 60 minutes a day.

The seventh-grade class will participate in 10 interactive lessons that hold a central focus on the five goals. The entire school will be involved in wellness events throughout the school year to help promote healthier habits. Our leader in this effort is Mr. Kyle Docken, Middle School Physical Education and Health Teacher, who is the designated Wellness Champion. Please contact the school about how you can get involved.

For more information about Project Healthy Schools, visit www.projecthealthyschools.org.

- Kyle Docken, Hamady Middle School Physical Education Teacher

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