CCPS recognizes that the health and wellness of all staff and students is paramount in creating a positive learning environment. We understand that being "healthy" and being "thin" are two different things. It is our goal to promote heath and wellness throughout the community by encouraging better diets and exercise, not by expecting anyone to look different or fit an image.
Our schools and support staff have designated employees, at all levels to develop, maintain and educate other employees, staff, and students on staying healthy.
- A Health and Benefits Fair was held for the staff as they returned to work in August.
- CCPS is working with CareFirst and the YMCA to provide staff continuos support throughout the year.
- Our Food Services Dept. provides healthy meals and diverse options for the Breakfast and Lunches served at our schools.
We are working with other agencies to help you GET WELL!!
Ridgely Elementary and Preston Elementary Schools are part of the NFL's "Play 60" campaign!
Helpful Holiday Tips:
- Don't arrive at a party starving; you're likely to overeat. Instead, before you leave home eat a piece of fruit, a small salad or a cup of low-fat yogurt. Eating a healthful snack will prevent you from overindulging on mini quiches and other high-fat fare when you arrive.
- Avoid handfuls of anything. At the appetizer table, fill your plate three-quarters full with fresh vegetables and fruit. Reserve the remaining quarter for anything you want, even if it's high in fat, so you don't feel deprived.
- Don't feel obligated to eat everything on your plate or to have dessert. And think twice before going back for seconds.
- If you overeat, get right back into your normal routine the next day.
- Eat Slowly. Your body wont realize it is full until several minutes after you actually are. To avoid over eating join in the conversations around the holiday table and wait until you are sure before you ask someone to pass more your way.