Entries by Melodie Griffin

How to Report a Problem With Food

All of the news stories about food-related illnesses may have you wondering what you can do if you feel something you’ve eaten has made you sick. The Florida Department of Health, Department of Business and Professional Regulation and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services inspect and license food establishments depending on the type of facility.  […]

Live.Life.Healthy

Marketing students at Winter Park High School (WPHS) are creating a lot of buzz as they develop and launch a unique campaign—called Live.Life.Healthy.—to teach fellow students about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They hope to generate excitement about nutrition, fitness, clean living and healthy eating. Their motto—“Live Healthy or Die Trying!” Under the […]

Healthy Food & Fun

Healthy activities for students and staff were abundant at the Winter Park 9th Grade center during the 2011-12 school year. The Healthy School Team (HST) hosted a breakfast promotion, providing a healthy breakfast to a winning class that answered questions about healthy breakfasts correctly. The menus included eggs, yogurt parfaits with granola and fresh fruit, […]

Running Club Returns

Lakemont Elementary School’s Running Club took a break during the 2011-12 school year, but Healthy School Team Leader Jon Siegel said it will be back during the 2012-2013 school year “with renewed energy” on Monday afternoons. While the Running Club was on break, the school offered plenty of other activities for students, including a Walking […]

Walk Your Bus

Lake Sybelia Elementary School’s successful Walking School Bus, which started as a Healthy School Team project, has gathered support from throughout the school—including the PTA, parents and students. And during the upcoming school year, Susan Maddox, Lake Sybelia’s Healthy School Team leader, said she expects the number of participants to grow and new walking routes […]