Effort strives to improve student/family health & wellness
APRIL 2018 CHALLENGE
Wahoo Elementary School is teaming up with Saunders Medical Center for a new program called Youth Be Well!
Our goal is to integrate healthy lifestyles with learning at school and life at home.
Youth Be Well! is a great opportunity for families to work together to swap out unhealthy choices for healthier options—in both food choices and activity options. We hope you enjoy the program and work together with us to make Saunders County, your school and your family the healthiest it can be!
What do I do?
Each month a new calendar with healthy lifestyle tips will be posted. Complete the calendar with your children and have them turn it into their teachers. There will be prizes awarded to help keep the kids motivated.
Check out the link for more information! https://saundersmedicalcenter.com/be-well/youth.html
Questions? Please contact WPS Nurse Josh Trutna at (402) 443-4250, ext. 1003 (or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
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