May 22 Fit School Newsletter

05-22-2017Fit School
  • Health Goal for the Week: When preparing for picnics, outdoor parties, traveling, and dining out this summer,make healthier, lower-calorie choices.
  • Families On The Move Family Goal: Review your New Year's Goals, see how well you've done, and set new goals for the 2nd half of the year.
  • Tips for Picnics and Outdoor Parties, for Healthy Traveling, and for Eating Out
  • and much more...

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May 15 Fit School Newsletter

05-15-2017Fit School
  • Health Goal for the Week: As a family, sit down and write down all of your favorite grilled, stovetop, and cold meals. Plan some summer friendly meals, and decide who will make meals each night of the week.
  • Families On The Move Family Goal: As a family, discuss and write down how each member of your family will meet at least the minimum requirements for exercise set by the American College of Sports Medicine
  • Math Connection: If you walk at a brisk pace for 30 minutes, 5 times per week, and burn 8 Calories each minute, how many calories would you burn each workout, each week, and each year?
  • and much more...

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May 1 Fit School Newsletter

05-01-2017Fit School
  • Health Goal for the Week: If someone in your family would like to lose weight to be healthier, make one healthy lifestyle change this week.
  • Families On The Move Family Goal: This week, plan and do a physically active family project together.
  • and much more...

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April 24 Fit School Newsletter

04-24-2017Fit School
  • Health Goal for the Week: As a family, start thinking, talking, and acting healthy.
  • Nutrient of the Week: Chloride, which helps keep the fluid in our bodies balanced and is a major part of the acid in our stomachs.
  • Families On The Move Family Goal: As a family, plan a “Yard Clean-Up Day”.
  • and much more...

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April 17 Fit School Newsletter

04-17-2017Fit School
  • Health Goal for the Week: This week, think before you put anything into your mouth.
  • Nutrient of the Week: Potassium, which plays a major role in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance, transferring nerve impulses, and contracting muscles. It also helps maintain a steady heartbeat.
  • Families On The Move Family Goal: While exercising this week, think about all of the positive things you are doing for your body.
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April 3 Fit School Newsletter

04-03-2017Fit School
  • Health Goal for the Week: For 1 week, eat like you are from another country.
  • Families On The Move Family Goal: Find a walking/running track in your area. See how many laps each member of your family can do in 20 minutes.
  • Recipe of the Week: Mexican Black Bean Casserole
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March 27 Fit School Newsletter

03-27-2017Fit School

Health Goal for the Week: Eat only fruits and vegetables for snacks for 1 day this week.
Families On The Move Family Goal: As a family, make a pact to try moderate to vigorous exercise for at least 10 minutes.
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March 20 Fit School Newsletter

03-20-2017Fit School

Health Goal for the Week: This week as a family, eat foods because they are healthy.
Social Studies/Reading Connection: Choose and read a book from the past together as a family, like the “Little House on the Prairie” series. You will learn about the little things people treasured in the past that we now take for granted.
Families On The Move Family Goal: Enjoy the coming of spring this week by going to a playground and playing as family.
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March 13 Fit School Newsletter

03-13-2017Fit School

Health Goal for the Week: As a family this week, visit www.ChooseMyPlate.gov and have each person make a printout of his/her daily food requirements.
Nutrition Connection: Each day this week, have each member of your family keep track of the amounts he or she eats from each food group. Then compare this with the amount recommended for him or her from www.ChooseMyPlate.gov.
Families On The Move Family Goal: Each day this week, have each member of your family write down his/her physical activity.
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March 6 Fit School Newsletter

03-06-2017Fit School

Health Goal for the Week: Have everyone in your family find his/her favorite apple.
Nutrient of the Week: Manganese, which is needed to help the body use fats, carbohydrates, and proteins as energy, and to form bones
Families On The Move Family Goal: Find out if each person inyour family is getting at least his/her minimum amount of exercise.
and much more...

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