What you drink is as important as what you eat. Many beverages contain added sugars and often little or no nutrients, while others may provide nutrients but too much fat and too many calories. Jazz up your water by adding slices of fruit or fresh mint, rosemary, or basil. Try these Tips for Making Better Beverage Choices. For more helpful healthy tips visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.
When eating out, it can be easy to make poor choices due to convenience. Take time while at restaurants to decode the menu. Look for items that are baked, broiled, grilled, poached, steamed, boiled, or roasted. Take advantage of the 10 Tips: Eating Foods Away from Home or ideas from MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Make Your Takeout Healthier.
Tired of the same old meals? Discover the many benefits of adding vegetables and fruits to your dish. They are low in fat and calories while providing fiber and other key nutrients. Vegetables and fruits don’t just add nutrition to meals. They can add color, flavor, and texture. Explore the creative ways to bring healthy foods to your table. Check out, Liven up your meals with vegetables and fruits today. For more health tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.
The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) held their first meeting in the 2018 New Year. The meeting was held in Room 4 of the Educational Resource Center located at 396 Elementary Drive in Fayetteville, NC 28301. Stay informed by viewing the minutes of the meeting.
The School Health Advisory Council held their second meeting for the 2017-2018 school year on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The meeting was held in the media center of Lewis Chapel Middle school located at 2150 Skibo Road in Fayetteville, NC 28314. Learn more about the information shared by viewing the minutes of the meeting.
Most of us get more sodium than we need. Even if you go easy on the salt shaker, your sodium intake may still be high. Packaged and prepared foods such as ready-to-eat products or restaurants meals are common sources of sodium. Learn about common sources of sodium. Begin the new year by making small changes that lead to big wins. For more healthy tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.
The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) will host their third meeting of the school year on Friday, January 12, 2018, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. The meeting will take place in Room 4 at the Educational Resource Center (ERC) located at 396 Elementary Drive Fayetteville, NC 28301.
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Check out what’s happening at Better Health during the month of December.
Take advantage of free exercises with Better Health at 1422 Bragg Boulevard (next to old IHOP).
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45-7:15 p.m.
Dec. 14th- Cooking Demo at 5:30 p.m. (@Better Health)
Dec. 19th- Cooking Demo at 8:00 a.m. (@Better Health)
Dec. 20th- Gray’s Creek Diabetes Clinic from 9:30-11:45 a.m.
(@2364 School Rd. 28348)
Dec. 21st- Why Moving More is So Good for You at 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 25th-Dec. 27th- Office Closed for the Holiday
Dec. 28th- Diabetes Goals and Resolutions at 5:30 p.m. (@Better Health)
Here’s a printable calendar version of December activities.
During the cozy months, we often try to find extra time to relax with loved ones. Let’s stay on track with eating nutritious snacks by prepping ahead of time. Make batches of oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, or nut mixes and divide into small containers or jars. These handy portions help make your quick choices healthy choices too! Be sure to try out these Kitchen time-saving tips. Learn ways to make meal planning easy. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.