The Friday Five – Back to School Edition
It’s the first week of September which means the end of lazy summer days. In other words, it’s time to put down the ice cream and remember to exercise! This week’s Friday Five highlights articles about keeping healthy and fit during this back to school time.
Let’s Move! Outside Engages Youth in Over 50 Cities
First Lady Michelle Obama’s movement Let’s Move (@) is America’s move to raise a healthier generation of kids. Read details on their blog on the latest extension of this program called Let’s Move! Outside. The main goals are to get kids active and be a fun way to explore our country. 51 cities across the nation adventurously traveled in the great outdoors while cleaning, planting, working and moving.
America’s Healthiest Schools
What does it take to be one of the healthiest schools in America? They must serve healthier meals and snacks, get students to move more, offer physical and health education, and empower school leaders to become healthy role models. Check out the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s (@) compiled list of the schools with the best cultures of health.
Team Nutrition Back to School Resources
To find a comprehensive list of suggested ways, including activities, to make sure your family is on-track with their nutrition and wellness, view the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service’s (@ Back to School resources.
Back-to-School Health Checklist
Experts from WebMD (@) weigh in on how you can keep your child healthy during this academic year. Review their checklist which includes instructions on immunizations, eye exams, notes for the school nurse, and advice on backpack safety.
College Health and Safety
Are you heading off to college? Or is the one you used to a pack a lunchbox for now packing up their car? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (@CDCgov) share helpful tips about exercise, diet, diseases, sleep and mental health for those moving out of the home an onto a campus.