5 minute Activities!!!

Create a food rainbow! The more colorful our fruits and veggies, the more nutritious. Have students try for three colors during lunch!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Earth Day Community Event

Sunday April 22nd from 2-6pm is an Earth Day Community Event hosted by WeAreOregon.  There will be food, art exhibits, music, capoeria, and guitar demonstrations.  You can make your own recycled art and learn about community gardens in the community.

The event will be at Neighborhoods United Workers Center 19255 E Burnside, Gresham.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Which vegetable has three times as much vitamin C as an orange?

Answer: A Bell Pepper! All varieties provide a good source for your daily recommended Vitamin C, but yellow and red peppers are the highest. Just remember, to get the full amount of Vitamin C (and other nutrients), you have to eat the whole thing! 

Photo of assorted bell peppers

For more information, check out:  http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/month/bell_pepper.html

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Grant Has Ended but The Work Continues!

The Healthy Active Schools Grant has ended but Centennial will continue the work!  Julie Mack will continue as the Healthy Active School Coordinator.  My new position will be as a half-time employee in Dining Services.  I will be working closely with Dining Services to continue promoting and supporting of the healthy choices and improvements that they have made.  We will continue looking at ways to promote healthy options in the cafeterias.  I will continue to promote and support the District's Wellness Policy and be an overall resource for health and wellness within our schools and community.  Please contact me with any questions or comments about my role within the District or about health and wellness.  Thank you everyone.  I am really excited to continue all of our amazing work and working with each of you in the future.