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JCC Hosts 2nd Healthy Habits For Life Day

JCC 1As the Nemours 5-2-1-Almost None game wheel spun in the Jewish Community Center’s auditorium in Maitland, children were asked to name their favorite physical activity, fruit or vegetable.  Nemours messages for a healthy lifestyle including “eating the colors of the rainbow” and “sometimes/anytime food and activities,” were all shared as part of the JCC’s Early Childhood Learning Center’s 2nd Annual Healthy Habits for Life day held on January 22nd.  The event gave hundreds of children a chance to learn more about nutrition and physical activity through fun, interactive activities that included an obstacle course, smoothie tastings and a chance to make their own trail mix out of gogi berries, kale and veggie chips, and dried cherries and mangoes!  Families were also asked to participate at home by asking their child about their healthy choices.  The children were then able to present this information at the Show and Share to learn how their class made healthy choices for the week.

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"Step Up to Healthy Habits” – Aloma ECLC

Aloma Step Up To Healthy Habits 1This year Aloma Early Child Learning Center has been involved in several Nemours programs including one funded locally by WPHF, which focuses on healthy eating and healthy activities. From the middle of January to the middle of February we encouraged families to choose healthy habits each day. This could be eating vegetables or fruit for snack or adding vegetables to a meal or doing a healthy activity with the family such as riding bikes together, or playing outside games together. Each time families did an activity or practiced a healthy eating habit they would capture it on a footprint. A total of 208 footprints were displayed down our hallways to show all the healthy choices everyone has been making at home and in the classroom. Visit the Aloma Early Childhood Learning Center Facebook page to see our Bike Parade on February 20th celebrating our “Step Up to Healthy Habits” campaign.Aloma Step Up To Healthy Habits 2

“Step Up to Healthy Habits” – Aloma ECLC

Aloma Step Up To Healthy Habits 1This year Aloma Early Child Learning Center has been involved in several Nemours programs including one funded locally by WPHF, which focuses on healthy eating and healthy activities. From the middle of January to the middle of February we encouraged families to choose healthy habits each day. This could be eating vegetables or fruit for snack or adding vegetables to a meal or doing a healthy activity with the family such as riding bikes together, or playing outside games together. Each time families did an activity or practiced a healthy eating habit they would capture it on a footprint. A total of 208 footprints were displayed down our hallways to show all the healthy choices everyone has been making at home and in the classroom. Visit the Aloma Early Childhood Learning Center Facebook page to see our Bike Parade on February 20th celebrating our “Step Up to Healthy Habits” campaign.Aloma Step Up To Healthy Habits 2

Winter Park Day Nursery Holds Holiday Celebration

Winter Park Day Holiday Celebration 2The preschoolers at Winter Park Day Nursery treated their families to a holiday season celebration on Friday, December 20, 2013.  Reflecting the diversity of the school’s enrollment, the children sang and danced to commemorate Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza.

Three afternoon performances assured all families could enjoy the festivities. While the various classrooms of children performed, parents and family members walked from room to room to catch each performance — keeping everyone up and moving.  The day nursery strives to involve families throughout the year; however, the holiday season always seems to bring out the crowds and increase parent involvement.

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Submitted by Ali DeMaria, Executive Director, Winter Park Day Nursery