Health promoting schools information
We have decided to embark on the journey of becoming a Health Promoting School this year. Although we are a healthy school already, our committee have decided to focus on different aspects of being healthy.
We had our second Health Promoting Schools meeting on Friday the 18th of January. From this, the committee have decided to focus on the two areas of mental health (in particular mindfulness) and healthy eating in working towards our flag. We will be ‘rolling out’ some new initiatives and ideas over the next couple of months so watch this space! The first initiative we will engage in is the ‘Food Dudes’ programme.
If you would like more information on Health Promoting Schools, have a look at the website below!
This is our Health Promoting Schools committee for 2018/2019.
Health Promoting Schools Committee
3rd class: Michael Sheehy, Kyle Fairweather, Dara Naughton
4th class: Maeve Nolan, Kaylee Barbosa Dias
5th class: Zara Gordan Fleming, Bríd Cooley,
6th class: Caoimhe Nestor, Tiernan Walsh
Also on the committee are teachers Ms. Forde and Mrs. O’Connor and parents Aoife O’Leary, Siobhán O’Donohue and Clodagh Cooley.
We are very lucky to have been chosen to participate in the Food Dudes Healthy Eating programme. This free programme is managed by Bord Bia and is funded by the Department of Agriculture and only a certain number of schools are chosen each year. Starting on the 4th of March, fruit and vegetables will be delivered daily (for 16 days) for all the children from Junior Infants to 6th class to try out. There will even be rewards for the children who make an effort to ‘try out’ each fruit and vegetable. After this, we will encourage the children to continue this healthy habit and hope to see lots of fruit and vegetables in lunchboxes for the rest of the year. This will support our Healthy Eating focus for our Health Promoting School Flag.
Update: We are now in Phase 2 of Food Dudes! The children have all received special Food Dude lunchboxes to bring their fruit and vegetables to school. Every classroom has a wallchart where we can track every child's effort in eating more fruit and vegetables. There's a chance for all the children to earn a bronze, silver, gold and even platinum certificate! Well done boys and girls...keep up the fantastic effort! Keep the life force strong!