ORS Coordinated School Health News
A Note from your Coordinator
It's officially American Heart Month! This month we will be spotlighting and educating about the #1 cause of death in the United States, heart disease. In this newsletter, you will want to check out:
- Heart Trivia Contest
- Healthy Heart Information
- Biggest Loser Competition
- Free Blood Pressure Checks
- Exercise equipment donations needed
We are doing amazing things everyday in Oak Ridge Schools! I would love to highlight that in this newsletter. If your school is doing something to improve health, please let me know. As always, follow CSH on facebook and twitter for the most up to date information.
Heart Health Trivia Contest
1) What is the number #1 cause of death in the United States?
2) What are 3 things you can do ( according to the American Heart Association) to reduce your chances of developing heart disease?
Just send an email with the answers to firstname.lastname@example.org by next Wednesday February 10th. CSH will draw 5 names out of the entries for another free shake from Oak Ridge Nutrition!
Congratulations to Glenwood Elementary and Oak Ridge High School!
Congratulations to Glenwood Elementary and Oak Ridge High School for winning the RETHINK YOUR DRINK competition last week! Glenwood filled up 983 bottles of water to win the elementary division and ORHS filled up 413 to win the middle/high school division.
Thanks to all the schools that participated and encouraged their students and staff to rethink their drink and choose water over sugary beverages.
Heart Health Information
How can you take care of your heart?
1) Manage Blood Pressure
2) Control Cholesterol
3) Get Active
4) Eat Better
5) Lose Weight
6) Stop Smoking
Go to the American Heart Association's My Life Check website for an interactive tool that will help you assess and track your heart health information and gain a better understanding of your risk for heart disease and stroke!
It's BIGGEST LOSER Time!
Exercise Equipment Needed
CSH is working on a project for the district and is looking for donations of exercise equipment that are in good working condition. If you have a treadmill, bike, elliptical, tv or other exercise equipment you would like to donate, please email email@example.com.
Free Blood Pressure Checks
There is a clinic already set up on February 16th and 18th in the board room at SAB from 8:15 am-9:15 am for all school employees that are available.
If your school would be interested in having them come out (in small groups and following COVID protocol), please contact Sonya Minarik at firstname.lastname@example.org.