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milk splashing as it is being poured into a glassOur little ones are always watching. Adults who choose low-fat or fat-free or yogurt show kids that dairy is an important part of a healthy eating style. When kids model this behavior, their growing bones will thank you. Share these 10 Tips for Dairy and how to Be a healthy role model. For more nutritional tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us. @gottabhealthy #behealthy

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Published by Katrina Finch on October 6, 2017

        


Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. This September, let’s participate in Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you lower your risk for heart disease and some types of cancer, maintain or reach a healthy weight, and keep your body strong and active. Here are some ideas to help you and your family fit more fruits and vegetables into your day. Try keeping a bowl of fruit handy where the whole family can see it, cut up fruits and veggies ahead of time so they’re ready for quick, healthy snacks, and challenge your family to try a new veggie or fruit every week. Remember, eating more fruits and veggies can be fun and worth it!

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Published by Katrina Finch on September 15, 2017

        


Yellow sticky note hanging on bulletin board that reads Stop Wasting Food!Does the disaster in Texas by Hurricane Harvey make you feel a little more grateful for the things you have? Let’s always be mindful not to be wasteful. Reduce your food waste by planning a weekly menu, making a grocery list, or freezing extra food. This could save you big money each year! Post Let’s Talk Trash to inform students and staff about food loss and waste. Learn tips on how to Plan Your Weekly Meals and check out the USDA’s FoodKeeper App to alert you to use food items before they are likely to spoil. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Katrina Finch on September 5, 2017

        


Man cutting grass with a push mower.You don’t always have to visit a gym to get a good workout. Take advantage of the warmer weather by doing chores outside! Wash your car, mow the lawn, or garden for increased physical activity. Check out these Tips for increasing physical activity and how much activity? For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Katrina Finch on June 6, 2017

        


Grocery Bingo - Make Shopping FunDo you dread going grocery shopping? Let’s put some fun into it by playing grocery store bingo. Use grocery shopping to teach kids about food and nutrition. Talk about where vegetables, fruits, protein food, dairy, and grains come from. Help them make healthy choices. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Katrina Finch on May 16, 2017

        


Little boy running through sprinkler

Did you know? A study found that kids gain weight more quickly during summer vacation than during the school year. Maintain the momentum your school created this year by encouraging students and families to continue to eat better and move more this summer. The Health at Home section of Game On has ideas for recess at home, healthy summer snacks and creative ways to be active as a family. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Day from Action For Healthy Kids

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Published by Katrina Finch on May 10, 2017

        


This image is of a No Bully Zone sign.

Gray’s Creek Middle has created an anonymous online reporting form.  This form will allow students to report bullying incidents they experience or witness in our school.  Every report will be investigated and appropriate action will be taken.  It is important for students to report the bullying they are witnessing in classrooms, on buses, in hallways, and in the restrooms.  Please encourage your child to report these incidents as they occur.

Help us in our continued efforts to create a safe and welcoming environment for ALL students.

Please click here to fill out the Anonymous Bully/Suicide/Self-Harm Reporting Form.

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Published by Katrina Finch on March 5, 2017

        


An image of leftover food in containers placed in the refrigerator.Plan for a ‘leftovers night’ at the end of the week to reduce food waste and to save the time you would usually spend on meal prep. Take all your leftovers out of the fridge and mix and match flavors that go well together. Check out tips for meal planning made easy and on food waste. Be sure to visit CCS Wellness website for more healthy tips and opportunities.

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Published by Katrina Finch on February 23, 2017

        


Image of a plate of food in a buffet lineTip of the Day from ChooseMyPlate.gov

Planning to dine out with family and friends? Be sure to decode the menu to choose healthier options. Navigate the buffet and look for items that are roasted, baked, braised, broiled, poached, seared, grilled, steamed, or sauteed. The saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars found in foods and beverages are important for you to think about as you build your healthy eating style. Learn more about Choosing Foods and Beverages.

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Published by Katrina Finch on February 13, 2017

        


Image from the American Heart Association that reads Sodium Myths and Facts for KidsThe American Heart Association wants you to know more about the Sodium Myths and Facts for Kids. The science is clear….our kids eat more sodium than what is safe and recommended. Learn more about keeping our kids heart healthy.

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Published by Katrina Finch on January 25, 2017

        


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