HEROES Happenings

Healthy Tips & Trends for SW Dubois Schools & Community

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HEROES = Healthy, Energetic, Ready, Outstanding, Enthusiastic Schools

Southridge Middle School and Holland Elementary are excited to part of the HEROES Initiative, funded and supported by the Welborn Baptist Foundation, Inc. While these schools will be participating in health education activities, wellness challenges, and programs over the next three years (and beyond), wellness is for EVERYONE. Therefore any efforts toward change or improvement are community-wide efforts, and the entire Southwest Dubois County Schools Community is invited and included.

You can read more about HEROES here:



Make Better Beverage Choices

What you drink is as important as what you eat. Many beverages contain added sugars and offer little or no nutrients, while others may provide nutrients but too much fat and too many calories. Here are some tips to help you make better beverage choices.

This information and more can be found at www.choosemyplate.gov

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How Much Water Do Kids Need?

According to Mary Mullen, MS, RD in this article published on www.EatRight.org, "The daily amount of water that a child needs depends on factors such as age, weight, and gender. "

Here is information she provides that can serve as a guideline:

Girls and Boys 4 to 8 years 5 Cups/Day

Girls 9 to 13 years 7 Cups/Day

Boys 9 to 13 years 8 Cups/Day

Girls 14 to 18 years 8 Cups/Day

Boys 14 to 18 years 11Cups/Day

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Rethink Your Drink

From www.HealthyEating.org

copyright 2010 and rev. 2013 by The Dairy Council of California

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Contact Us

If you have questions, comments or suggestions about the HEROES Grant, please feel free to contact Aaron Wiles at Southridge Middle School, wilesa@swdubois.k12.in.us, or Andrea Brown, or Lindsey Sickbert at Holland Elementary, browna@swdubois.k12.in.us or sickbertl@swdubois.k12.in.us.

Be an H2O HERO!