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K-5 HEALTHY LIVING LESSONS

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Thanks to the generous funding from the Glendora Education Foundation, each K-5 grade classroom receives 2 lesson by Christy Jones regarding Healthy Living habits each year.  These lessons teach good health and nutrition practices that students can use throughout their life.  From how to wash your hands in Kinder to making a healthy snack in 4th grade, kids are actively involved in the lesson, learning healthy habits.

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Health and Nutrition Corner

Health and Nutrition Corner

Promoting healthy and safe behaviors among students is an important part of the fundamental mission of Glendora Unified School District.  Providing young people with the knowledge and skills they need to become healthy and productive adults can increase their capacity to learn, reduce absenteeism and improve their physical fitness and mental alertness.

To this end, Glendora Unified School District has a Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP) that addresses the Center for Disease Control's eight components of Health: 

  • Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Health Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Counseling, Psychological and Social Services
  • Healthy School Environment
  • Health Promotion for Staff
  • Family and Community Involvement

The CSHP is monitored by an advisory committee comprised of administrators, teachers/counselors, Director of Student Welfare, Director of Food Services, Glendora Police Department officers, Glendora Parks and Recreation representatives, Community psychologists, Drug/Alcohol counselors, LA County office of Health representatives, parents and students, and is facilitated by Melissa Germann, CSHP Coordinator. 

NUTRITION


The US Department of Agriculture has developed a wonderful website that provides guidance for parents on nutrition.  Their Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series provides consumers and professionals with high quality, easy-to-follow tips in a convenient, printable format. These are perfect for posting on a refrigerator.

These tips and ideas are a starting point. You will find a wealth of suggestions here that can help you get started toward a healthy diet. Choose a change that you can make today, and move toward a healthier family.

   • Choose MyPlate

  • Add More Vegetables to Your Day

 • Focus on Fruits

  • Make Half Your Grains Whole

With Protein Foods, Variety Is Key  

Build a Healthy Meal  

Healthy Eating for Vegetarians  

Smart Shopping for Veggies and Fruits  

Liven up Your Meals With Vegetables and Fruits  

Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruits  

Be a Healthy Role Model for Children  

Cut Back on Your Kid's Sweet Treats  

Salt and Sodium  

More information on health and nutrition can be found on www.mypyramid.gov/kids 

and http://www.health.harvard.edu/