and administrators within the Sheboygan Area School District have
challenged their staff, who has challenged students, who have
challenged families to participate in a new statewide program called
the "Move & Crunch Challenge", May 18-22.
that a record amount of children are facing overweight and related
health problems, SASD Superintendent Joseph Sheehan plans to lead by
example, meeting daily recommendations for fruit and vegetables and
physical activity during the week.
participating in "Move & Crunch" are expected to eat five to nine
servings of fruits and veggies every day and exercise 30 minutes each
day of week, May 18-22. Participants will keep track of their progress
"Students need good role models, and
our District is excited to participate in this excellent program that
focuses on developing healthy role models for all of our students",
said Sheehan. "This is another excellent way our school can support
student wellness." In addition to making better food and
fitness choices, schools throughout the district will promote Bike and
Walk to Work Week, Walk to School Day and Employee Health & Fitness
"School principals are key role models for
young students and the Move & Crunch Challenge is expected to tap
into that leadership potential," says Jeri Dreikosen, RN, BSN, Wellness
Coordinator for the Sheboygan Area School District.
For more information about the Move & Crunch Challenge, visit www.kidseatwell.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how you can get involved.