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Liven Up Your Meals

photo of salad and onionsTired of the same old meals? Discover the many benefits of adding vegetables and fruits to your dish. They are low in fat and calories while providing fiber and other key nutrients. Vegetables and fruits don’t just add nutrition to meals. They can add color, flavor, and texture. Explore the creative ways to bring healthy foods to your table. Check out, Liven up your meals with vegetables and fruits today. For more health tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Flora McLain on January 27, 2020

        


Wellness Tip: Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Image of several children running through grass with caption of Childhood Obesity Awareness MonthOne in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, CCS encourages your family to make healthy changes together.

  • Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.

Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight.

For more information, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Flora McLain on September 18, 2019

        


Photo of Community leaders, Westarea administration, Westarea staffThis year a group of elected community leaders and partners came out to kick off the 2019-2020 school year with the administration (Dr. Zakiyyah Backman & Arvita Callejas) and staff of Westarea Elementary as they welcomed back the students and parents with “Hi Fives”! These elected officials included Senator Kirk deViere, Fayetteville City Council Member Tisha S. Waddell, Fayetteville Police Officer Mosely, Cumberland County Sherriff’s Office Lt. Paul Spiegler, District Court Judge Caitlin Evans, District Court Judge Tiffany Whitfield, Miss Fayetteville State University Asia C. McNeill. and Mr. Fayetteville State University William D. Cumbo. Welcome Back Mustangs!
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Published by Flora McLain on August 26, 2019