In Belleview, Illinois, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital considers its health efforts with Henry Raab Elementary School students part of its responsibility to their community. As the article below details, the new health education program, “Let’s Move”, requires students to honor a “Contract for Fitness” by staying active and eating healthy over the summer. Hospital staff provided students with T-shirts, lists of healthy snack options and tools to help them keep track of their physical activity.
Childhood obesity in the US means that today’s students need to be taught nutrition information and exposed to healthy activities at a young age in order to foster healthy lifestyles and develop healthy habits they can maintain throughout their lives. LifeBound’s title, Success in Middle School, for fifth graders, introduces students to the concept of nurturing your brain and body to perform your best in school. Then the newly revised Making the Most of High School, for high school freshmen, reinforces developing a healthy lifestyle with a chapter devoted to healthy with everything from exercise to dining in vs. dining out to eating disorders to drugs and tips for healthy habits throughout the text. To learn more about LifeBound’s stair step student success and transition materials visit www.lifebound.com or call free 1-800-737-8510.
News – Metro-east news – Belleville news
Monday, Jun. 14, 2010
‘Let’s Move’ goal is to keep kids moving and healthy through summer
BY RICKEENA J. RICHARDS – News-Democrat
BELLEVILLE — Students at Belleville’s Henry Raab Elementary School will be taking on healthier habits this summer as part of a new health education program presented by St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
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