Global Academies is intentional about encouraging their scholars and staff to engage in a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy Choices, Nutritious Snacks, & Junk Food
Striving to provide our scholars with the most advantageous education we cannot neglect or ignore the vital responsibility of teaching them about a healthy lifestyle. We believe this encompasses social, emotional and physical health. We know it will take the education of our scholars, their families, our community and ourselves. We know that promoting our Healthy Choices/Wellness Initiative throughout our entire school - our scholars, their families, our faculty and staff and the surrounding community - will greatly benefit our community.
IN A NUTSHELL: We are teaching healthy lifestyle and instilling lifelong habits in our scholars – increased physical activity, healthy food choices, and positive social health (getting along with others). This also applies to our staff and entire school environment. We are educating everyone about healthy food choices and promoting more physical activity. In the interest of promoting good nutrition and dental health habits, we at GACS are making a conscious effort to make certain our scholars are fed a balanced and healthy meal on a daily basis. We also encourage you to supply your child with a nutritious lunch. Gum and junk food contribute to littering, obesity and poor nutrition and are forbidden on the school premises and playground. Parents are asked to support this request by not sending junk food for snacks and lunch. Any scholar who visibly has junk food in school will have it confiscated and not returned.
Parents, if you need assistance on choices you may go to one of the following websites listed below, talk to your child’s teacher, our cafeteria manager, our CEO, or our Principal. Remember, parents are the biggest influence on their child’s health habits. Let’s work together to educate our children and help them adopt habits that will ensure them a long, healthy life.
www.kidshealth.org: Click ‘Parents site,’ and type in snacks in the search box. You will find lots of educational articles as well as yummy recipes.
www.dole5aday.com: A great site to explore for the whole family