Friday, January 27, 2012

Eat Well, Play Hard

On Thursday, more than twenty parents and guardians attended a nutrition workshop sponsored by the NYC Health Department and organized by our school's Parent Coordinator, Lucy Perez.  This month's topic was 'Flavorful Fruit'.  Eat Well-Play Hard Public Health Nutritionist, Mimi Wu, gave parents information on how to make fun, healthful snacks that their children will love.  "PS4 parents are so enthusiastic!", said Mimi after the workshop, "I had fun."  She also gave them strategies on how to deal with frustrating mealtime behaviors.  Each attendee received free food and a special gift for attending the workshop.

Mimi Wu in Ms. Luciano's classroom
Mimi Wu, Lucy Perez and a parent at workshop

Mimi also sees a kindergarten class and two 1st grade classes each month!  She provides teachers with program support, teaching strategies and materials for the Eat Well Play Hard program!  This program teaches students about proper nutrition and healthy eating habits.  For more information about the Eat Well Play Hard Program, click here.

The next workshop will be Thursday, February 2nd at 8:45am in the auditorium.  This week's topic: Vary Your Veggies.

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