Tip of the Week: Prep Portions Ahead of Time!

Meal PrepDuring 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.

Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month

Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. This September, let’s participate in Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you lower your risk for heart disease and some types of cancer, maintain or reach a healthy weight, and keep your body strong and active. Here are some ideas to help you and your family fit more fruits and vegetables into your day. Try keeping a bowl of fruit handy where the whole family can see it, cut up fruits and veggies ahead of time so they’re ready for quick, healthy snacks, and challenge your family to try a new veggie or fruit every week. Remember, eating more fruits and veggies can be fun and worth it!

Wellness Tip of the Week- Hate to waste?

Food brushed off a plate into the trash

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

Does the disaster in Texas by Hurricane Harvey make you feel a little more grateful for the things you have? Let’s always be mindful not to be wasteful. Reduce your food waste by planning a weekly menu, making a grocery list, or freezing extra food. This could save you big money each year! Post Let’s Talk Trash to inform students and staff about food loss and waste. Learn tips on how to Plan Your Weekly Meals and check out the USDA’s FoodKeeper App to alert you to use food items before they are likely to spoil. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us

Stop Wasting Food!

Wellness Tip of the Week- Give It Another Go!

A little boy frowning at a plate of vegetables

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.

Healthier Options

 


Nutrition RunnerWant to make changes to a healthier lifestyle?  Start by swapping out a food or ingredient for a healthier option.  According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 Eighth Edition, making small shifts in the foods you eat can make a difference.  Healthy eating patterns can help prevent chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes.  Learn more about how to Shift to Healthier Food & Beverage Choices.  Every moment matters, start today! 

 

 

Tip of the Week: Stay Hydrated!

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

As the temperature continues to rise, let’s take advantage of some health tips to keep us cool. Carry a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day. It can save you time, money, and make choosing a healthy beverage easy! Try at least one of the 10 Tips for Better Beverages. View more beverage tips + a video on making small changes for a healthier drink. Sip smart! For more healthful tips visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.usAn image of a hand holding a water bottle

Soak Up Health This Summer

Tip of the Day from Action For Healthy Kids

Child running through a sprinkler

Did you know? A study found that kids gain weight more quickly during summer vacation than during the school year. Maintain the momentum your school created this year by encouraging students and families to continue to eat better and move more this summer. The Health at Home section of Game On has ideas for recess at home, healthy summer snacks and creative ways to be active as a family. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.