Last Spring, Allendale Middle School was awarded a Project Health Schools Grant to promote healthier lifestyles for students, staff, and their families. A kick-off assembly was held last month. A middle school wellness team is preparing to identify strengths and weaknesses in healthy habits within the school. Ms. Kelly Merrill, AMS Health Teacher, is the coordinator for this effort. We appreciate the sponsorship of Blue Cross Blue Shield and the University of Michigan in supporting this initiative to Build Healthy Communities.
1. Be active every day
2. Spend less time in front of a screen
3. Eat more fruits and vegetables
4. Choose less sugary foods and beverages
5. Eat less “fast” and fatty foods
Students pictured above and at the right participated in promoting the Project Healthy Schools initiative as it was launched. As the weather outside gets colder, don’t hibernate this winter but keep active and eat healthy for better wellness!