Clayton Plans Health & Nutrition Celebration in March

Clayton staff, students and families celebrate National Health & Nutrition Month each year because a complete and healthful diet in conjunction with active play are the perfect foundation for success in school. Throughout the month, Clayton Early Learning will host fun and engaging events, including exercise, cooking and nutrition demonstrations in our school piazzas. Here are just a few of the exciting activities that students and families are looking forward to in March:


 
  • Whole Foods are Fun! A tasty introduction to super food-filled green smoothies
  • Sugar Shock table demonstrations that reveal the bounty of hidden sugars lurking in processed foods marketed to children
  • Streaming of the documentary “Fed Up” for parents and visitors to watch in our school piazzas
  • It’s fun to get physical: School-wide, ages 0-5 Hokey Pokey Dance Off
  • Hydration Station recipe tastings and raffle of two Hydration Station sets

But don’t worry – our focus on community wellness will not end once National Health & Nutrition Month is over. Clayton Early Learning is committed to promoting health and nutrition for families each and every day. Our School Wellness Policy explains that “As an extension of our education curriculum, we believe that social emotional wellness, health and nutrition is the foundation in a child’s growth, development and ability to learn. We take a holistic approach to every child’s well-being by encouraging nutritious eating, active play and incorporating local, organic, whole food ingredients in our meals.”

Stay tuned to Clayton social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to see pictures of students in action as we learn fun, new ways to keep our bodies healthy and our minds ready to learn throughout National Health & Nutrition Month!
For more information about our School Wellness Policy or how Clayton promotes child and family wellness in our approach to early education and family support, contact Kristen Wilford-Adams, our Nutrition, Health and Wellness Specialist.  KWilford @ claytonearlylearning.org