CREATING hEALTHY KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, AND BELIEFS in schools
Keep pushing through this last quarter of the 2016-17 school year. We are almost there!
Most of us have recently dusted off our school wellness policies to implement new requirements. What a great opportunity to re-focus wellness efforts and plans.
At times, It takes a change of scenery forcing us to re-think new ways of being, expanding, and challenging the status quo. It is precisely that time for our wellness policies (and ourselves,,, if you dare).
Make. Wellness. Work.
Take. It. On.
Use FIT KID TEXT as a resource. We LOVE wellness. Healthy school staff + Healthy Students = Successful and Healthy Communities.
A recent conference trip to California offered inspiration for us to push (pic). Get inspired in a way that is right for you. Our wellness polices will be better because of it! Wellness policies deserve fresh perspectives, approaches and insight too.
Sharing our work with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics later this month.
Happy to be there and represent!
“…Congratulations! SCAN is delighted to inform you that your abstract has been accepted for participation in the Poster Session at the 33rd Annual SCAN Symposium scheduled for March 31-April 2, 2017 in Charlotte, NC….”
Let’s admit it. 2017 has been rough for ALL Americans.
What looms ahead for us as child nutrition professionals remains to be seen. There is chatter that The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act is on the chopping block.
In this time of uncertainty, let’s resolve to keep on, keep on…
Keep on feeding our students
Keep on educating them about health/wellness/movement
Keep cheering on each other’s efforts
Keep this fact sheet handy. It will remind you of all the good we are doing.
New Year! New beginnings! Resolutions-blah, blah, blah…
Yes, the calendar has flipped and it is in vogue to proclaim your 2017 goals. We all have chances each and every day. Let's treat each and every day as one full of opportunities. No need to wait for the silly calendar. Besides, patience has never been our forte.
Our take on 2017?-Do something that your heart beats for. For us, it is empowering school communities around nutrition and movement. Together.
Here we come 2017! Get out of the stands and get on the field of living. Grab yourself by the hand, take a deep breath and jump in.
Make it mean something.
We have this. Together. (We can always work on being more patient….)
And just like that,
Fit Kid Text has celebrated its second year anniversary!
Our commitment to stronger, healthier school communities has not wavered. It is strengthened by ALL of you! From the bottom of our hearts-Thank you!
You have allowed us to live out our mission; creating healthy knowledge, attitudes and beliefs. Schools are better and stronger with FIT KID TEXT. We know it. You know it.
Nothing makes us happier or brings a bigger smile than spreading healthfulness!!! (Yes, that is a real word).
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Cheers to good health!
Move and Be Merry!
There is generally a warm-up and a cool down built in to a work out or exercise routine. The huge chunk in-between is where all the hard work takes place. Results happen.
It is a similar cycle for the apple farmer. Once the fall harvest is complete, thoughtful planning yields a successful growing season for the following year. The picture to the left is from a real live farm to school farm taken just days ago! Quarry Hill Orchards OH
School nutrition programs can be thought of in the same way. We have broken through the first tedious weeks and are hitting our stride. Keep pushing. Don't miss the opportunity that hard work and effort bring. Take chances, reach higher and push yourself and your team.
For me, this time of year is tough as the days are getting disturbingly short. I try to turn this into a positive by buckling down on purposeful projects that take lots of focus. Just like that middle chunk of the work-out and the farm that is winterizing, this is where results happen. Make the most of the coming months in your school nutrition program. The outcome will be impressive.
Let's keep reaching for the stars to feed and educate our school communities.
The 2016-17 school year!
August and September can feel like a dive into deep, deep unchartered water.
Lots going on. Lots to do.
Brings to mind that song,,,"Wake me up when September ends..."
Transition. Workload. Balance.
Make a promise to capture these wonderful pre-autumn days. We are!
And at the same time we are on a strategic path to help school communities have access to healthy messaging.
Time marches on. Plans are in place. We are prepared and pumped. Now let it be.
Just let it happen.
Fresh out of San Antonio #anc16! WOW!
Feeling energized, inspired and motivated. Are you gearing up for the 2016-17 school year? We are. Setting new goals, employing best practices, striving and serving up excellence... Small steps count.
FIT KID TEXT is offering our second annual ANC-inspired give-away offer. For a limited time, you can enter your school(s) for a chance to win a year long FIT KID TEXT subscription (2016-17 school year). Submit your school for consideration Time is ticking-you have until August 15! Good luck!
AAHH! June! Long days! Summer nights! Reconnecting, reflecting, recharging!
We made it! For me, another school year is in the books, both professionally and personally. This time of year always marks an end point. Professionally, I take the time to see if we hit our school year goals. Personally, I focus on new goals and adventures; committing to stay young at heart. My personal and professional existence blends and intertwines every June. So very grateful to surround myself with awesome people and to stop to embrace the moment; catching a daily sunrise or sunset over Lake Erie.
Each June, I ask these questions: Has Fit Kid Text had an impact in school communities this year? What can we do better? Are we creating healthier school communities? What more can we do? ...
I can happily report that early survey results of our school participants show that we are indeed having an impact; creating healthier school communities. Yes! THIS is what we are all about.
Whether you are ending or beginning or somewhere in between, make the most of your summer, enjoy your family and explore your surroundings!
See you in San Antonio next month!