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At home you do what you can to make sure your kids eat healthier and stay active. But since they spend so much of their day in school, your influence is needed there, too.
As almost any teacher will tell you, healthy foods and regular physical activity can make a positive difference in the classroom. They may help kids:
· Concentrate better
· Perform at their best
· Have better attendance
Start a conversation
Let people at school know this issue is important to you. Ask who is working on ways to improve food or physical activity options and how you can help.
Sign up – join in
Volunteer for a project or join a parent’s committee on wellness. Get on the agenda at the next parent’s association meeting.
Let Your Kids See You Making Healthier Choices
Be their role model for healthy foods and physical activity at home and school.
Make Fundraisers Healthier
Instead of the usual candy and dessert foods, how about selling fresh fruit or holding a car wash or walkathon? Healthier choices can work just as well and are better for everybody.
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