Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Belle Hall Elementary's School Garden Success!

Belle Hall Elementary in Charleston County School District was featured in the Moultrie News last week! Check out the photos below of their school garden. Third grade students were also able to taste the vegetables they have grown this year. Keep up the great work!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

National Walking Day!

Walking To School to Promote Heart Healthy Living!

On Wednesday April 2nd 2014, Fort Dorchester Elementary School students, parents, teachers and staff, participated in the American Heart Association's National Walking Day.  Everyone met in the parking lot of Wescott Golf Course at 6:40 and then headed out for the 20 minute walk to school!  All participants enjoyed the weather and the opportunity to experience healthy exercising with a brisk morning walk.  Thanks to the FDES school family, for promoting heart healthy living and for getting our school day off to a great start! 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Drinking Water Campaign in Dorchester 2!

Schools in Dorchester County School District 2 are also promoting water drinking as a healthy option for students and faculty!

Check out Givhans Alternative Program's health newsletter their school nurse and wellness committee put together. The school also has signs up over the drinking water fountains and throughout the school. Keep up the great work!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Let's Go H20- Water Drinking Campaign

Schools in Charleston County School District are kicking off a water drinking campaign called "Let's Go H20!" Last week James Simons Elementary and Sullivan's Island Elementary held a promotional day to emphasize the importance of drinking water.

Let's Go H20 is part of the Eat Smart, Move More Charleston Tri-County Let's Go mission to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Check out these two links for more information and resources:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Book'n It 5K Run/Walk!

On Saturday, March 29 help support and raise awareness for literacy across SC and participate in this fun 5K Run/Walk at Palmetto Islands County Park

Click here to find out more details and register!

This is another great opportunity to promote physical activity to your students and teachers and earn points on the wellness checklist! 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Walk the Bridge this month with Dunston Primary!

Through our community-based initiative the MUSC Boeing Center for Children's Wellness promotes free walks over the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge the 1st Saturday of every month. Over 500 participants have collectively logged nearly 45,000 miles! 

In January, CCSD Wellness guru Dave Spurlock formed the CCSD ADMIN team and resumed the weekly bridge walk format as an opportunity for school administrators to get in to shape. The wellness committee lead at Dunston Primary, Cathy White, and her school team will lead the weekly walks through March. Bring your team, family, or co-workers out on Saturday mornings at 9 AM on the Charleston side of the bridge (East Bay and Cooper Street –city parking lot)! Your school receives points in the wellness checklist for participating!

Check out the most recent Bridge newsletter above. Please email to be added to the email list!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Junk Food Fundraisers Get Some Attention - BCCW Quoted

Junk food fundraisers are under file in this week's article in the Post & Courier. The article questions the choice of a school to offer a donut fundraiser that rewards top-selling classes with a pizza party and an ice cream party.  One school was discussed in the article, however there are plenty of junk food based fundraisers in our districts.

What can you do?  Of course, the first thing would be to assist the school with a replacement healthy fundraiser. These can be the sale of healthy items or of non-food items.  We share ideas on our website of Healthy fundraiser ideas (under the "Nutrition" section).  Next would be to reward the student in a healthy way.  Students LOVE extra recess or garden time! They could be rewarded with a yoga class or other special activity.  We have many more examples on our website (also in the "Nutrition" section) for Healthy Rewards or Non-Food Rewards and Non-Food Incentives!

Here is the P&C article by David Quick on 2/25/14.