Warren Consolidated Schools is committed to creating a healthy school environment that enhances the development of lifelong wellness practices to promote healthy eating and physical activities that support student achievement.
The Board of Education recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the District's students. Research concludes that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Schools can play an important role in the developmental process allowing students to establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snack, supporting the development of good eating habits, and promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.
The effort to support the students' development of healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise cannot be accomplished by the schools alone. It will be necessary for not only the staff, but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.
National Nutrition Month is all about making healthy food choices and promoting an active lifestyle! One way to celebrate National Nutrition Month is to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Fruits and vegetables provide our bodies with a lot of vitamins, minerals and fiber needed to keep our bodies healthy, all while being low in fat and calories. So add some color to your plate this month and eat the rainbow!
Five fun ways to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet
Make a fruit smoothie with low fat milk and any fruit of your choice. Strawberries and bananas is a classic combination!
Use vegetables as pizza toppings! Spinach, tomatoes, and peppers are just some of the choices you can choose-from.
Freeze grapes for a yummy and cool treat!
Swap chips and dip for veggies and dip! If you are looking for a crunchy snack, this is a great alternative. Pair the vegetables with your favorite low fat dressing.
Add fruit to your toast in the morning! Pair peanut butter and bananas for a protein filled breakfast or spread some mashed avocados with a sprinkle of salt and pepper for a breakfast filled with healthy fats!
How to pack healthy school lunches for kids on a budget
Include a variety of healthful foods from all food groups.
Consider foods you already have in the house before shopping
Buy only the amount you are planning on consuming or that can be frozen for later
Check of coupons! Also find items on sale to use.
Be mindful of portion sizes and food safety practices
Most importantly HAVE FUN WITH FOOD!
Example Lunch Items That are Cheap, Easy and Healthy:
Low fat yogurt
Low fat cheese sticks
Fruit cups (packed in natural juices or light syrup)
What is Macomb Partners in Health? Macomb PIH Logo
Macomb Partners in Health was formed in March 2015 to improve care management and reduce the rate of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke in Eastpointe, Roseville and Warren in Macomb County. Chronic diseases, when unmanaged, are detrimental to the health and livelihood of individuals; affect the emotional and economic well-being of their families and their community; have an economic impact on the productivity of a population. Furthermore, unmanaged chronic diseases increase health care cost for consumers, employers, and government.
2017-2018 WCS Wellness Initiatives
The District Wellness Committee recognizes schools for their participation in activities and events that promote health and wellness throughout the school year. Schools may use a wide variety of activities to cover many different areas of wellness. It is a goal of the District Wellness Initiative to not only encourage wellness for students, but to also promote wellness for staff and the local community.
At the June 6th Board of Education meeting, schools were recognized for their efforts based on the number of wellness activities in which the school/community participated. The award structure is modeled after the popular distance stickers that can be found on the back of cars displaying runners’ accomplishments:
Marathon status(participate in 10 or more activities)
Margaret Black Elementary
Green Acres Elementary
Holden YR Elementary
Siersma YR Elementary
Agnes Beer Middle School
Carleton Middle School
Carter Middle School
Grissom Middle School
Sterling Heights High School
Warren Mott High School
Half Marathon status(participate in 7-9 activities)