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2012-13 Events Calendar
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Bethlehem Healthy Kids Committee
About the Healthy Kids Committee
The mission of the Bethlehem Healthy Kids Committee is to work in cooperation with all levels of district administration and personnel, Bethlehem students and families, and the larger community to improve nutrition, physical activity, environmental health and overall wellness of all students in the Bethlehem Central School District with a goal of providing the best possible environment in which our students can learn.
2012-13 meeting schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Public Library Board Room.
Weds, May 29, 7-8:30 p.m.
in the Bethlehem Public Library Community Room
• Tues, Aug. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.
• Weds, Sep. 25, 7-8:30 p.m.
Healthy Kids Week is May 13-17, 2013
Students and families across the district will be celebrating Healthy Kids Week 2013 very soon! The Bethlehem Healthy Kids Committee is pleased to be offering some fun and educational activities throughout the week (May 13-17). Some of our schools in the district are participating in the following activities. Please see your school's website to learn what your school is doing!
Special Day Events:
Mindful or Move it Monday -Start your week off right. Please donate a healthy food item to our town's food pantry. Be ready to move! Wear comfy clothes and be prepared to add some activity to your day. Some schools may even have prizes for those students who complete the Healthy Choice tickets. Here's a copy of the tickets for participating schools [PDF].
Tasting Tuesday -Students can bring in healthy snacks and try something new today and all week! Come on over to the Tuesday Farmer's Market at the Delmar Methodist Church and buy a new fruit or vegetable.
Walking Wednesday -Try walking or biking where you need to go today. Practice your safety skills; be sure to use a helmet when biking around town. Remember, walk left and ride right.
Thankful Thursday - Practice random acts of kindness. Donate to the healthy food drive.
Fresh Air Friday - Get outside and be active. Grab a piece of fruit and relax. The school week is done!
Food Drive: A highlight of this special week is collecting donations for a healthy food drive. Here is the list of suggested donations that students can bring in to their schools [PDF].
Focusing on Breathing: There will be a Focusing on Breathing presentation on Wednesday, May 15 from 7-8pm. Please join us at the Library Media Center of the BCMS for an interesting talk led by C.S. He will introduce the concept of counting breaths, which is a simple technique to calm the mind and relax the body. This is a free event appropriate for children 10 and up and adults. Please see our flyer for more information [PDF].
Balloon Decathlon at BPL: Bethlehem Public Library will be having a Balloon Decathlon on Wednesday, May 15 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Outdoor Exploration & National Walk Day at Five Rivers: Five Rivers will be having their weekly outdoor exploration on Thursday, May 16 at 4 p.m. Registration is required, so please call 475-0291. On Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m., Five Rivers will also celebrate National Walk in the Woods Day.
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Sweet Deals: School Fundraising Can Be Healthy and Profitable
Here is a useful resource to use as schools (PTAs, booster clubs, etc) are trying to raise funds. Sweet Deals: School Fundraising Can Be Healthy and Profitable is from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
michele obama calls on american families to fight obesity
See Michele Obama's call to action for American families to stay active and fight childhood obesity: http://www.letsmove.gov/
Healthy kids links
• http://www.standupandeat.org/index.aspx?id=tools - The Stand Up (more) & Eat (better) web site is an educational and participatory site to help people balance the calories they eat with the calories they burn each day.