Healthy Happenings

Elementary Students Learn About Healthy Foods and Nutrients Students Will Know And Be Able To: 

  1. Identify the six major nutrients needed by our body as proteins, carbohydrates (sugars and starches), fats, vitamins, minerals and water. 
  2. Identify the five basic food groups as grain group (bread, cereal, rice, pasta), vegetable group, fruit group, dairy group (milk, yogurt, cheese) and protein group (meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, nuts). 
  3. Use the USDA’s MyPlate Food Guidance System as an outline for healthy eating.

  • At the October 7th SEPTA meeting a presentation on Increasing the Activity Level for Special Needs Students to Promote Wellness was given.

  • Lakeland High School
    • Fitness club for Life Skills students at LHS on Mondsays are school. Students walk on the track, use fitness room equipment and use the high school yoga room for both yoga and pilates.
  • Walter Panas High School
    • WPHS Hosts weight management meetings are school.
  • Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School
    • LCBMS teacher, Christina Connors, prepares a healthy lunch with students for the staff on Fridays.
    • An after school yoga class for teachers is offered on Wednesday at LCBMS from 4-5pm. Teachers pay $5.00 per class and the money is donated to a district cause or family in need.
    • CSA, Community Supported Agriculture is available to the staff and community.
    • Middle school students and staff plant and maintain a school garden.
    • Intramural yoga classes are offered to students.
    • Fitness room available for students and staff.
    • Family Fitness Nights are held throughout the year.
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
    • Teachers participate in obstacle races and charity walks.
    • Third graders take "brain breaks" throughout the day when needed.
      • A "brain break" includes dancing and movement.
  • George Washington Elementary School
    • Teachers use the fitness room and walk the hallways after school.
    • Fourth and Fifth grade students use the fitness room during recess.
    • Only "healthy treats" are allowed in the classrooms.
  • Lincoln-Titus Elementary School
    • School Social worker offers to teachers weight management training.
    • Students are offered: 
      • PTA before/after school activities
      • Intramural program before school
      • Eat Well, Be Well program
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
    • Students:
      • Dentist Visit to Kindergarten classrooms during February "Dental Month"
      • The Eat Well, Be Well program
      • No Junk Food for a Week 
    • Staff:
      • Weight Management classes
      • Yoga and Zumba classes after school
      •  Breast Cancer Awareness “Wear Pink” 
      • Leukemia & Lymphoma “Dress Down Day” 
  • Van Cortlandtville Elementary School
    • Students, staff and parents plant and maintain the Edible Educational Garden to include:
      • Harvest Day
      • Crop planting
      • Soup Day
      • Salad Day
      • Grade Level Grow Shelf 
    • The Creative Cafe offers:
      • Cooking
      • Recipe Reading
      • Lunch/Brunch
    • School wide Allergy Awareness assembly
    • Epi Pen training for staff
    • PTA offers to students yoga classes, cheer leading and sports activities