Healthy Choices Grant: Deadline April 15, 2017
Fifth Annual Every Kid Healthy™ Week: April 24-28, 2017
Most of us think of drinking water when you exercise but truth is we need to stay hydrated every day, no matter what the season or temperature outside.
Hydration affects essential body functions such as circulation and helping your organs get the nutrients they need. Dehydration can affect your mood. You may feel cranky, irritable or even have a headache due to dehydration. You may mistake dehydration for hunger, when what your body really needs is water.
Remember, the human body can last up to six weeks without food, but only one week without water.
Healthy Choices Grants
Deadline April 15,2017
Action for Healthy Kids Grants
Action for Healthy Kids is gearing up to provide more than 1,100
grants for the 2017-2018 school year, thanks to our partners at ALDI, CSX, GoGo squeeZ, Target, Saputo and Walmart Foundation. In addition to funding, AFHK provides your school with year-round support and technical assistance for school breakfast programs or physical activity/nutrition initiatives including active recess, nutrition education, school gardens and much more.
Deadline to apply is April 7.
Fifth Annual Every Kid Healthy™ Week:
April 24-28, 2017
Every Kid Healthy™ Week is an annual observance created to celebrate school health and wellness achievements and recognized on the calendar of National Health Observances. Observed the last week of April each year, this special week shines a spotlight on the great efforts our school partners are making to improve the health and wellness of their students. Schools are invited to host an event during Every Kid Healthy Week or any time in April. Consider making your field day or other school-wide event health focused. Click below to learn how to host an event!
Teen Board Kudos
Teen Board Member Rob DeLoit and his junior varsity baseball team from The John Cooper School participated in a baseball
tournament in Dogertown, Florida during Spring Break.
Amanda Stoner - Co Event Coordinator
1 medium head cauliflower, stem removed
3 teaspoons canola oil
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 cloves garlic, minced
One 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 cup frozen mixed peas and carrots, thawed
1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 cooked chicken breasts, diced
Cut the cauliflower into chunks. Working in batches, pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until coarse in texture, like rice. This recipe uses about 4 cups of cauliflower rice. If you have any leftover, save it for another use.
Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of the canola oil. Add the eggs and quickly scramble. Transfer the eggs to a plate and set aside. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons canola oil. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Add the peas and carrots, scallions and cauliflower. Stir-fry until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
As the vegetables are cooking, whisk the soy sauce and sesame oil together in a small bowl. Stir the sauce and chicken into the cauliflower mixture. Cook an additional minute or 2. Stir the cooked eggs back into the mixture.
Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee modified by Amanda Stoner
Meet the Oliver Teen Advisory Board
The Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board is a 12-18 member
organization represented by students across the Houston area.
Each month you'll meet a different member who will share their
perspective on living a healthy life.
Summer Brown, Event Coordinator
Clements High School - Sugar Land, Texas
Teen Board Member 2014-Present
Summer is a freshman at Clements High School. She plays the viola in orchestra and takes dance. Summer is a member of her school's track team and will compete in her first 5K run. She was runner up for the Texas Health Institute Rising Star award in 2014. She secured a Mini Grant from Girl Scouts to build a garden at Armstrong Elementary. Summer hosted a health booth on Sugary Beverages at the Goodman Elementary Health Fair teaching kids and parents the amount of sugar found in common drinks. Summer is a senior Girl Scout. She enjoys traveling and trying out new healthy recipes.
Summer's Healthy Tips
April is here, and guess what is right around the corner? Easter! With that in mind, here are 4 easy tips to stay healthy during this popular holiday.
1. Eat a good breakfast - As we know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Be sure to have a good, healthy, filling breakfast to start your day. Not only will it keep you fuller longer, but also it will help your metabolism get a head start and hopefully help you burn some of those extra calories.
2. Drink lots of water - Water is always important to have in everyone's diet. Water is a great way to naturally clean out your body which means that it will help some of the unhealthy stuff you may eat at Easter brunch or dinner go through your digestive system quickly.
3. Fill up on veggies - Starting off with a salad or having a mini vegetable tray can help fill you up. That leads to eating less of the more fattening items at the dinner table, such as casseroles that may or may not be the healthiest option.
4. Don't sit still- Try to move around more. Eating, then taking a nap is not the best thing for your digestive system. You can take a walk after you eat or even participate in an Easter egg hunt.
With these tips, you can enjoy your Easter without feeling guilty about the foods you eat.
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