October and November were busy months at the United Way, with Jumpathons at both schools, lots of cooking demos and yoga lessons. As the end of the year approaches, we’ve been both looking back at what we’ve accomplished, and are also looking ahead to ensure the longevity of the changes made.
With sustainability in mind, it’s been exciting to see the teachers and parents at the schools show so much enthusiasm about wellness, and to see a focus on health become an integral part of the school culture. We will leave each school with a binder containing menus, garden education curriculum, physical activity curriculum, taste test ideas, as well as a number of other resources to ensure that changes that we have made will continue for years to come. All of the equipment that we have purchased and the training that the teachers, food service staff, and administrators have received as well as policy changes will impact the future students and families for years to come.