Health


St. Aidan School is committed to preparing our students through a progressive, sequential and comprehensive school health curriculum. Our comprehensive school health curriculum offers age-appropriate curricula, helping students develop the knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors to adopt a health-enhancing lifestyle.

The health curriculum is designed to familiarize students with issued they will encounter in the middle school years.  It is designed to provide knowledge and experience, which will enable them to make choices that will have a positive impact on their health.  Units covered are Fitness and Nutrition, wellness, tobacco, alcohol, circulatory system, anti-bullying and character education.  

                                               
October: Conscience 
* Know the right and decent way to act and act that way. 
* Live decently because you know right from wrong. 


"Conscience is a man’s compass" - Vincent VanGogh


OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BULLY PREVENTION MONTH 

This nationwide campaign, started by PACER’S National Bullying Prevention Center in 2006, reaches out to communities, schools and families around the world to educate about the need to keep kids safe in schools. 

The PACER Center was founded in 1977 by parents with children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. 

Visit some of the following websites for more information: 

* KidsAgainstBullying.org
* StopBullying.gov
* STOMP OUT Bullying
                                                       


FOOD FOR THOUGHT:  Keep Heart Healthy by following these rules: 

          *  Eat a fruit or veggie with every meal.
           * Choose to drink water instead of sugary drinks.
          *  Be physically active for 60 minutes a day.

  • Think of each change as a personal “win” on your path to living healthier. Each MyWin is a change you make to build your healthy eating style. Find little victories that fit into your lifestyle and celebrate as a MyWin!
  • Start with a few of these small changes.
    • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
      • Focus on whole fruits.
      • Vary your veggies.
    • Make half your grains whole grains.
    • Move to low-fat and fat-free dairy.
    • Vary your protein routine.
    • Eat and drink the right amount for you.



THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:  
" Healthy eating and exercise = a healthy lifestyle. "