Last month was Tumpane’s official launch for our Into Kids Health initiative. A partnership with the Toronto Public Health and our school has begun, focusing on supporting student success, through total mind and body improvement. Some information has already been discussed this year on the blog and information has gone home in terms of how families can support this initiative.
The key focus is ensuring student rest, proper nutrition, reduced screen time, increased physical activity and most importantly reduced sugar consumption, through the elimination of sugary drinks. To remember these goals, simply remember 10-5-2-1-0.
Without parent involvement, student success will be limited and we hope to reach all children and families through on-going events, participation and commitment to student health and well-being. More information about how you can help can be found on the Toronto Public Health site as well as information the school will be providing.
Maps focused on our school community, about healthy food shopping options as well as places to participate in activities and physical fitness (parks, recreational centres, community pool) were sent home last month.
Tumpane PS map – Feb 2017 (1)
Students also received free, reusable water bottles that they can bring to school. We are strongly requesting that parents use these water bottles and not send sugary drinks (juice boxes, kool-aid jammers, pop, etc.) to help students maintain physical and dental health.
Another initiative that is available through Toronto Public Health is a fantastic workshop for children from 0-6 years old and their families called Kids Have Stress Too.
We appreciate your on-going support of these initiatives aimed towards student success and well being. Into Kids Health has only just begun, so stay tuned for more exciting updates!