Healthy Hale Hawks
- Rebecca Pavlick, Nathan Hale Elementary School
- Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership, Success with Funds
Here at Nathan Hale Elementary School, we have been busy learning, cooking, and planning many events that have led to teaching the whole school about healthier eating and exercising! We held a whole school activity night, where students and parents were able to try healthy foods, participate in nutritional crafts, and play many different physical activity games. Student leaders led centers like the rock wall, cross fit activities, organized dances, climbing rope, jump rope challenges, and many more activities that resulted in a successful night! We are also excited to announce Hale's first ever National Agriculture Day Fair, involving local dairy farmers, organic vegetable farmers, beekeepers, UCONN 4h department, and many more vendors. Teachers at Nathan Hale have taken part in a workshop that taught and provided materials for each classroom on how to take effective brain breaks with physical activity to improve student performance and behavior. We are so proud of our school and how far it has come this year in its progress to a healthier, happier school community!