Friday, May 12, 2017

Highland Goffe's Falls Elementary School and McLaughlin Middle School Win 2017 Get Moving Manchester Trophies

Congratulations to Highland Goffe's Falls Elementary School and McLaughlin Middle School! They have been awarded the 2017 Get Moving Manchester trophy for the highest school participation for all four weeks of the program.

Get Moving Manchester is a four week nutrition and physical activity program that encourages healthy lifestyle habits based on the 5-2-1-0 concept of eating 5 fruits and vegetables daily, limiting screen time to 2 hours or less. exercising for 1 hour a day, and drinking 0 sugar based beverages. The program focuses on Manchester students in grades 3-6. Students track their habits daily for the four weeks of the program. Susan Matthews, principal, Sherry Tellier, health teacher and all the classroom teachers did an excellent job of promoting the program as did Bill Krantz and his staff at McLaughlin Middle School.

The trophies will be presented by Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vargas and Mayor Gatsas. Great work McLaughlin and Highland!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

BIKE BARN DONATES GRAND PRIZE FOR GET MOVING MANCHESTER

Get Moving Manchester, the 4 week nutrition and physical activity journal program for students in grades 3-6 is approaching week 4! That means it is almost time to select the winning elementary and middle schools, the winning class and the winning student! 

The winning elementary and middle schools will receive the Get Moving Manchester trophy. The trophy will be presented by the mayor and superintendent of schools for the highest percentage of participation. 

The winning class will be honored at the Fisher Cats game on May 5 and will receive free tickets for the class to attend the game. The class will be selected according to how much nutrition or physical activity effort or creativity the class has demonstrated during the program. 

The winning student will receive the grand prize. This student has completed his/her log all four weeks of the program and will be entered into the district raffle. The winner will be awarded a bike donated by Bike Barn. The bike can be chosen according to age. One bike choice is a 20” Specialized Hotrock Coaster brake for the younger kids or the other is a 24” Schwinn Frontier for the older kids.  The winner can use the cash value equivalent towards the purchase of an upgraded bike.  The cash equivalent is $250.00 per bike. 

Thanks to Bike Barn and all our sponsors who have made this program possible: Catholic Medical Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Manchester, Fisher Cats, Palace Theatre, Sky Zone, and Spare Time Bowling.

 GET MOVING MANCHESTER!!!!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

GET MOVING MANCHESTER 2017

Get Moving Manchester is a 4-week nutrition and physical activity journal program for Manchester students in grades 3-6. The program begins on March 20 and ends April 14. Students will be given a log at school to keep track of healthy habits based on the concept of 5-2-1-0.  The concept focuses on eating 5 fruits and vegetables a day, 2 hours of screen time or less, 1 hour of physical activity and drinking 0 sugar based beverages. 

The elementary and middle school with the highest percentage of student participation will receive the Get Moving Manchester trophy presented by the mayor and superintendent of schools. The winning class who shows the most effort in the program or is the most innovative will be honored at a Fisher Cats game on May 5 and will receive free tickets for the teacher and her students! 

Program sponsors include Catholic Medical Center, Manchester Dartmouth Hitchcock, Fisher Cats, Palace Theatre, Spare Time Bowling, Sky Zone and Indian Head Athletics. Incentives and raffles include palace theatre tickets, Fisher Cats tickets, bowling coupons, Sky Zone and Indian Head Athletics.  

The goal of the program is to increase an awareness of healthy lifestyle habits. Last years winning schools were McLaughlin Middle School and Highland Goffes Falls Elementary School. 

Get Moving Manchester and fill out those logs to be eligible for some great raffles and incentives including a surprise grand prize at the end of the 4 weeks! 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

GO B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

EASY BANANA BREAD RECIPE
(makes one loaf)
4 bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups flour  (try mixing half whole wheat or almond flour too!)
1/4 cup butter or nut butter
1/4 cup applesauce
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten or 1 egg & 2 egg whites
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine bananas, applesauce and softened butter. Add eggs, vanilla and mix. Add sugar and baking soda. Add flour and mix well. Pour mixture into a greased loaf pan and bake for an hour or until toothpick comes clean.

10 WAYS TO USE RIPE BANANAS 


Banana bread, banana muffins, banana chips, banana with cereal, frozen banana pop, banana smoothie, chocolate covered banana, banana milkshake, banana with cereal, peanut butter & banana sandwich


GET READY FOR MARCH - NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH!

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month® promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, also celebrated in March, increases awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and recognizes RDNs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives.

2017 NNM Theme

"Put Your Best Fork Forward" is the theme for NNM 2017 which serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Making small changes during National Nutrition Month® and over time, helps improve health now and into the future. As nutrition experts, Academy members can help guide the public on gradually shifting toward healthier eating styles by promoting NNM activities and messages during March. Be sure to visit the Academy's National Nutrition Month® website during the upcoming months for new and updated resources to help make the NNM 2017 celebration an infinite success! For more information on NNM and promotional resources, visit www.eatright.org.

 · Create a "nutrition question of the day" contest. Suggested prizes: NNM pens, pencils, magnets, buttons or cooking items from the NNM catalog.
· Vote for your favorite fruits and vegetables: Offer a selection of fruits and vegetables cut into bite-size pieces. Ask participants to vote for their favorite vegetable and fruit. Post a tally board to record votes.
· Spend some time reading labels and comparing information in the Nutrition Facts panels.

· Start a school vegetable garden by planting seeds indoors or in the ground.
· Take a field trip to a farmers market or a local farm.
· Develop a lesson plan that explains the science behind ingredients needed for baking.
· Assign a school group project that involves each group researching one of the food groups, allowing each                child to explain a food from that food group and what nutrition it provides.
· Develop a school project that involves kids drawing and creating a meal based on MyPlate, using the Choose MyPlate Coloring Page.
· Organize a sports nutrition education session after school or during gym class.
· Highlight ethnic and cultural food traditions by having an international event with NNM posters or banners, table tents and balloons.
FOR MORE IDEAS, VISIT www.eatright.org.    Courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics