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Hungerford Elementary Track Club

Track TeamHungerford Elementary students have the opportunity to move more and get their wiggles out before school with the Hungerford Elementary Track Club.  The club for 30 minutes before school twice per week.  All students who plan to participate in the Fast Start Track and Field Invitational are eligible to participate with the track club.

The Fast Start Track and Field Invitational is an annual event for elementary-aged students who attend one of the eight public elementary schools from the Winter Park, Florida Consortium of Schools (as established through the Winter Park Health Foundation). The students are invited to participate in a day-long track and field event at Showalter Field at Winter Park High School. The participating student athletes of these schools are exposed to various track and field events all aimed at having fun and competing with their friends.

Fast Start is focused on providing children with the motivation to run and to help make running fun and exciting. The ultimate goal is to create a love of running among youth. And it is within this new found love that positive habits will be developed that will carry forward into the children’s adolescent and adult lives to build a stronger and fitter community.

Fast Start’s objective is simple: Foster a love of running and promote a healthy lifestyle for children.

 

Hungerford Students Get New Gym Equipment from the YMCA

Hungerford Students Get New Gym Equipment from the YMCA from WPHF on Vimeo.

Getting kids excited about exercising is important to making sure they develop long term healthy habits.  In order to get kids excited about exercising, the Crosby YMCA donated kid friendly gym equipment to the students at Hungerford Elementary.  The students were very grateful and wanted to say thank you!  You can watch this video and all of our other videos on YouTube or Vimeo.  If you would like to be featured in a video please contact Asher Levine at 407.644.2300 ext. 241 or at alevine@wphf.org.

 

 

 

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Hungerford Students Coached on Healthy Eating and Activity

IMG_3583All types of foods can be incorporated into a healthy diet. The keys are choice and portion control.

Ricky Shaw, Hungerford Elementary Healthy School Team Leader and physical education teacher, recruited a health coach for a select group of his students to teach them about how to make healthy eating choices on March 6. This was part of an ongoing effort by the Healthy School Team to improve the health of Hungerford’s students and facility.

The program promoted, Stop Slow Go, explains the “Go” foods good to eat at most any time, the “slow” foods you should eat in moderation and the “stop” foods that should be avoided or limited. The differences are emphasized by using a stoplight with red, yellow and green lights. The students were shown pictures of food and asked which group they thought the item belonged to—Go, Slow or Stop.  Students also learned about the different food groups and examples of healthy options in each.

After the health coach finished her presentation, the students took 30 minutes to exercise on YMCA-donated kid-sized exercise equipment .  Each child got on a machine and exercised for a few minutes before rotating to the next one.   The importance of the program was to show the students that healthy nutrition can be simple and delicious and that exercise can be fun. The program was an apparent success because at the end, all of the students said they liked exercising because it was fun.

For more information on Hungerford Elementary click here and for more information on the Healthy School Team program click here.