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Healthy Children equals Better Students. January 18 th, 2012. Healthy Children = Better Students. Agenda Introductions Healthy Child PBIS Home School Connections. Introductions. Edison Elementary James Donnellan , Principal of Edison Elementary Lisa Sprangers , Classroom Teacher

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    1. Healthy Children equalsBetter Students January 18th, 2012

    2. Healthy Children = Better Students Agenda Introductions Healthy Child PBIS Home School Connections

    3. Introductions • Edison Elementary • James Donnellan, Principal of Edison Elementary • Lisa Sprangers, Classroom Teacher • Chuck Heurkens, Physical Education • Horizons Elementary • Karen Brice, Principal of Horizons Elementary • KoriMangold, Reading Specialist • Carrie Michiels, Physical Education

    4. Brain Break Example

    5. Brain Break • What are Brain Breaks: • Quick (1-2 minute) educational energizers • Take virtually no preparation and no extra materials to perform.  • Students love Brain Breaks. • Fun and make you laugh.  • Challenge your brain.  • Energizing Brain Breaks help you to cross the mid-line of your body which helps both sides of your brain engage.  • It is suggested to use an Brain Break every 20-30 minutes with your class

    6. Healthy Children = Better Students Nutrition and Activity are two of the many building blocks to achieve Academic Success

    7. Healthy Children = Better Students Nutrition and Activity are two of the many building blocks to achieve Academic Success

    8. Healthy Children = Better Students Nutrition and Activity are two of the many building blocks to achieve Academic Success

    9. Healthy Children = Better Students Nutrition and Activity are two of the many building blocks to achieve Academic Success Academic Success Quality Curriculum Trained Educator Social Emotional Support Sleep Motivation Nurturing Environment

    10. Physical Activity & Nutrition Improves Academic Performance Test scores Brain Function Classroom behavior Social Success / Peer Interaction Stress Relief School Attendance More information: www.kessjones.com

    11. In addition to improving academic success, physical activity and nutrition will also help combat a growing national epidemic…

    12. No Data <10% 10%–14% Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1985 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” person)

    13. No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1991 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” person)

    14. No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% ≥20 Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1997 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” person)

    15. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2002 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% ≥25%

    16. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2005 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29% ≥30%

    17. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2010 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29% ≥30%

    18. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2013 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 20%-24% 25%-29% 30%-34% 35%-39% 40%-44% 10%-14% <10% 15%-19%

    19. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2018 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) <10% 10%-14% 15%-19% 20%-24% 25%-29% 30%-34% 35%-39% 40%-44% 45%-49% 50%-54% 55%-56%

    20. How do we increase the Nutrition and Activity levels in Appleton Area School District?

    21. Education for Healthy Kids Institute • What is it? • Annual conference hosted by Appleton Area School District • Outside experts present research-based knowledge about good nutrition and fitness to educators and parents each year • Each school sends a team • Develop a plan how to improve Health & Nutrition for upcoming school year • Why? • The motivation behind the development of the Institute was the fact that students who are well nourished and physically fit are better able to focus in the classroom and to achieve academically. • Schools have a responsibility to address the declining health of our youth.

    22. AASD has worked with our community to move health education out of the health classroom and have our schools reflect healthy lifestyles in culture, instruction, and activities.

    23. Brain Break Example Crossing the Midline

    24. How do we increase the Nutrition and Activity levels at Edison Elementary School? RAP and RUN Garden Cart Healthy Kids Council

    25. RAP and RUN • What: • Combining Activity with a successful reading program • When: • Monthly throughout the school year • How: • Students read with parents as partners and log their daily reading. • Students exercise with parents and log activity minutes. • Why: • To promote the importance of reading and exercise with family at home.

    26. How do we increase the Nutrition and Activity levels at Edison Elementary School? RAP and RUN Garden Cart Healthy Kids Council

    27. Garden Cart • What: • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables in addition to the healthy lunch menu. • When: Daily • How: • Students go through the lunch line serving themselves fresh fruits and vegetables • Why: • To create intrinsic motivation to eat healthy • To encourage students to model healthy eating habits for family members. • To promote lifelong nutrition

    28. Garden Cart

    29. Garden Cart

    30. How do we increase the Nutrition and Activity levels at Edison Elementary School? RAP and RUN Garden Cart Healthy Kids Council

    31. Healthy Kids Council • What: • Group of students who plan healthy activities during the school year. • When: • Throughout the school year. • How: • During monthly meetings students organize and implement activities that promote health and wellness (ex: fitness frenzy nights, after-school family activities, & recipes for healthy kids.) • Why: • Students take ownership of the health and wellness at Edison Elementary.

    32. Recipes for Healthy Kids

    33. Recipes for Healthy Kids

    34. Recipes for Healthy Kids

    35. How do we increase the Nutrition and Activity levels at Horizons Elementary School? Run for Life Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Fuel up to Play 60

    36. Run for Life • What: • Walking / running program • When: • Recess, teacher supervised breaks, after school program • How: • Students’ mileage tracked by punch card system • Incentives for various mileage levels • Why: • Constructive, healthy activity • Reduces recess behavior issues

    37. Run for Life

    38. Run for Life

    39. Run for Life

    40. Run for Life

    41. Run for Life

    42. Run for Life

    43. How do we increase the Nutrition and Activity levels at Horizons Elementary School? Run for Life Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Fuel up to Play 60

    44. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Students who are well nourished and physically fit are better able to focus in the classroom and to achieve academically.

    45. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program • Program Description: • Grant through Wisconsin Dept. of Instruction • Provides free samples of fresh fruit and vegetables • 1 sample per student every day • Eligibility: • Elementary schools that have 50% or greater of their students receiving free and reduced meals

    46. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program • Purpose: • Expand and increase the variety and amount of fruits and vegetables children experience and consume • Program has shown to impact food choices outside of school environment • Fruit and veggie choices can be used to teach cross disciplinary subjects such as cultures and geography • Emphasize the long-term goals of positively influencing children’s life-long eating habits and combating childhood obesity.

    47. How do we increase the Nutrition and Activity levels at Horizons Elementary School? Run for Life Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Fuel up to Play 60

    48. Fun, interactive program to make your school an even healthier place. Take fun Challenges with your classmates along the way to have the chance to earn prizes Fuel Up to Play 60 is your chance to make a commitment to healthy eating and 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Make a difference for yourself and make your school an even better place. Grants up to $1,000 are available

    49. Challenge 1: Cooking Show; Healthy Smoothies