Health And Wellness Committee

 

The Curley K-8 has an active Health and Wellness Committee and we could always use more parents.  Please join us at one of our monthly meetings that take place the 1st Tuesday of each month, from 7:30am to 8:30am  (Upper School: Library).  Childcare can be provided, please email one of the contact persons below.

Nutrition

This page will be updated during the school year, but we wanted to highlight a few healthy habits to keep in mind while providing snacks or providing lunch.  It is also important to have a conversation about foods that will help your child succeed at school.

We encourage parents to include fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains and water. We encourage parents to avoid including candy and drinks with added sugars.  Healthy choices lead to a focused and energetic student ready to learn and stay engaged in school activities

For students bringing snacks or lunch to school, we encourage parents to include but not limited to fresh fruit, vegetables, and water

Healthy choices lead to a focused and energetic student ready to learn and stay engaged in school activities.

Here are a few ideas for lunches and snacks:

  • Vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products.
  • Lean meats, poultry, fish, lentils, and beans for protein—hummus or sunflower seeds are great snack or lunch items.
  • Drink lots of water, a water bottle that can be refilled during the day is a great option.
  • Restrict drinking sugar-sweetened beverages – juice, energy drinks, chocolate milk.
  • Restrict foods with added sugar such as candy, cookies, cakes.

We encourage families to talk with their children about healthy food, especially if your child buys food at CVS or convenience stores, it is important to talk with them about avoiding the purchase of candy, chips and soda.

Check out these websites for helpful tips:

http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/weight-control/helping-your-child-tips-parents/Pages/helping-your-child-tips-for-parents.aspx

http://www.strong4life.com/pages/EatMoveLive/HealthyEating/HealthyEating?gclid=CMynwNPrn8cCFdIXHwodxNkKPg

http://www.nutritioncouncil.org/programs/healthy-kids/5-2-1-0/

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/children/

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/kids/index.html

If you have questions please contact Katie Fitch, parent and Curley K-8 Health and Wellness Committee Co-chair.

 

Recycling

As part of our building and grounds program, the Curley K-8 is actively working on improving its recycling and waste management efforts. For more information:

Curley gets Single Stream Recycling: http://www.curleyk8.com/2012/05/enter-your-zip-code-here-5/

Curley After School Program (CASP) starts a Green Team: http://www.curleyk8.com/2015/05/hear-about-our-green-team-at-the-curley/


 

Curley Health and Wellness Committee
The Curley K-8 Health and Wellness Committee is a collaboration between Curley staff, parents and students to address and improve the overall health and wellness of our school. Key areas of focus include:

  • Movement and Physical Fitness
  • Nutrition/Healthy Food & Beverages
  • Mental Health/Mindfulness/Cultural Proficiency
  • Building and grounds (includes outdoor classrooms)/Environmental Health and Safety

Curley Health and Wellness Committee Co-Chairs

Katie Fitch, Parent Co-Chair
Ann Greaney-Williams, Parent Co-Chair
Susan Trotz, Staff Co-Chair

Meeting Minutes