Metro Nashville students learned about and practiced healthy lifestyles throughout the week of May 9-13 with the help of teachers around the county and community partners. Wellness Week proved to be a great success with students of all ages learning about physical activity, nutrition, and emotional well-being.
NashvilleHealth is excited to award prizes to the top participating schools.
Congratulations to our Wellness Week Winners:
Grand Prize Winner $2000: DuPont Elementary School
Elementary Winner $1000: Thomas Edison Elementary School
Middle School Winner $1000: Antioch Middle School
High School Winner $1000: Cane Ridge High School
Students and teachers participated in Move It Monday to challenge students to take a 20 minute break to participate in a physical activity.Tune-in To You Tuesday challenged students to set a timer for 5 minutes and focus on breathing or stretching to calm bodies and minds. Water Wednesday challenged students to choose water instead of sugary drinks and to drink water with every meal. Think Environmentally Thursday challenged students to either pick-up one piece of litter or recycle at least one item. Feel Good Friday challenged students and staff to write positive messages and post on classroom doors.
The top schools are encouraged to spend their prize money on health and wellness materials.
Establishing healthy habits as a young person can prevent chronic medical conditions in the future. According to the Cleveland Clinic, children with unhealthy habits are more at risk for Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.
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