Health & Wellness Program-Nutrition

Health & Wellness

   As part of the Millbridge Health & Wellness program, good nutrition and healthy food choices are being emphasized. A person's lifelong eating habits are greatly influenced by the types of foods and beverages available to them when they are young. Eating a healthy breakfast is an essential part of any health program! Parents are being encouraged to send healthy snacks and lunches to school. Replace snacks such as cookies, potato chips, cupcakes, candy, etc. with fruits, raw vegetables, low fat granola bars, pretzels, popcorn, etc. Encourage your child to purchase nutritious lunches and lunchtime snacks. Avoid foods with high sugar, fat and salt content as well as color additives. When eating out, green salads, vegetables and a lean source of protein should be ordered in place of burgers, french fries and other fried and fatty foods. Healthy eating habits and nutrition education should begin at home. Children should be outside playing and exercising. Encourage physical activity with your family. Please discuss any concerns about your child's weight with their pediatrician. Thank you for supporting this important program. 

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