Nutrition and Fitness

The winning recipe for a healthy lifestyle includes a combination of both good nutrition and physical activity. Your body needs a variety of nutrient rich foods to grow and prevent illness and some sort of exercise everyday. 

Key things you need to know about leading a healthy lifestyle are:

  • Eat a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables and whole grain products.
  • Control portion sizes and never "supersize."
  • Get active for a least 60 minutes, five times a week for ages 6-18.
  • Avoid tobacco and illegal drugs altogether.  

Well nourished students have higher test scores, increased school attendance, improved concentration, and improved classroom behavior. Students who are physically fit tend to sleep better and are better able to handle the physical and emotional challenges that they encounter during the day.

Healthy Foods