Wellness Tip of the Week- Give It Another Go!

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Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

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 Day: Find a fitness buddy!

Tip of the day from ChooseMyPlate.gov

Sometimes activities with friends or family are more enjoyable than doing them alone. Join a walking club or attend group fitness classes. By building a support network you can encourage each other to be active. Check out the 10 Tips: Be Active Adults before getting moving. Join or Start a SuperTracker Group to achieve your goals as a team. For more, healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Tip of the Day: Love Your Leftovers!

Tip of the Day from ChooseMyPlate.gov

Plan 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.An image of leftover food in containers placed in the refrigator

Tip of the Day: Eating out?

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Planning to dine out with family and friends?  Be sure to decode the menu to choose healthier options.  Navigate the buffet and look for items that are roasted, baked, braised, broiled, poached, seared, grilled, steamed, or sauteed.  The saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars found in foods and beverages are important for you to think about as you build your healthy eating style.  Learn more about Choosing Foods and Beverages.