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School Administrators and Teachers Challenge Community to Make Healthy Choices

Principals 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.

Concerned 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.

Those 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 on posters.

"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 Day.

"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 jdreikosen@sheboygan.k12.wi.us for information on how you can get involved.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
May 18, 2009