Although the weather is not predictable, Spring still has sprung! Celebrate the warmer season by finding new and creative ways to get active outdoors when the weather permits. Be sure to engage in activities you enjoy so you will be more likely to incorporate it into your daily routine. Try these 10 Tips: Physical Activity at Home, Work, and Play and/or Tips for increasing your physical activity. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.
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.
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.
Our 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.
The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is an advisory group comprised of community members from the health and education segments of Cumberland County. Collectively, the council represents the eight components of school health (Health education, physical education, nutrition services, family and community, mental and social health, staff wellness, school environment and health services). The council provides advice to our school system on aspects of school health programs, as well as review and update the local wellness policy.
SHAC meets at least four times a year. To learn more about SHAC’s meeting dates, time and location, visit the link below.
Lately, it can be difficult for all of us to pull away from the TV and cell phones. During National Childhood Obesity Month, let’s serve as role models by trying these tips for Reducing Screen Time and help your kids get active! Print out the Family’s Healthy Adventure and enjoy the many ways you and your family can get healthy together! For more health tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.