As part of our District Wellness Policy, the Reiffton School has started a Fuel Up to Play 60 club. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives.
As part of a Grant, our Fuel Up to Play 60 club at Reiffton School was presented with a Flag Football Kit to help them incorporate Flag Football into their physical activity program. Pictured from left to right are: Mrs. Dorta, Maggie Kopanski, Kayla Schafer, Casey Gerhart, Luke Mackey, Justin Prizer and Dr. Wright. (Not pictured are student Haley Readinger & Food Service Director Jennifer Wilinsky).
Nutrition & Wellness
Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, administrators, and the district nurse. Please click here to view the Board approved Wellness Policy.
Sharing the Message of Wellness
One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's Web site that emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on the nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.
Key Areas of our Wellness Policy
Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:
Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.
Nutrition and Fitness
The winning recipe for a healthy lifestyle includes a combination of both good nutrition and physical activity. Your body needs a variety of nutrient rich foods to grow and prevent illness. And your body also needs to move and exercise every day.
Key things you need to know about leading a healthy lifestyle are:
- Eat a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables and whole grain products
- Control portion sizes and never "supersize"
- Get active for at least 60 minutes, five times a week for ages 6-18
- Avoid tobacco and illegal drugs all together
Well-nourished students have higher test scores, increased school attendance, improved concentration, and improved classroom behavior. Students, who are physically fit, sleep better and are better able to handle the physical and emotional challenges that they encounter during the day.
Classroom Parties and Birthday Celebrations: As noted in the student handbook and wellness policy, outside food will not be permitted in the classrooms during celebrations due to the many food allergies and food safety issues. To help celebrate your child(ren) special day in the classroom, we have a Parties Made Easy form, that you can fill out and hand in. The Food Service Department will take care of the snacks and will compensate for any allergies in the classroom.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention www.fns.usda.gov www.choosemyplate.gov Exeter Township School District Website Find healthy foods and snacks Finding healthy snacks to serve at home and in schools has never been easier! No more looking at nutritional values or serving sizes with the new Healthy Schools Product Finder American Heart Association Active students in P.E.- video clips Busted- PA's official youth anti-tobacco program Council on Chemical Abuse Alternatives to Food as Reward Healthy Food Ideas for school celebrations