Burke Engineering Summer Camp supported by NC State University's The Engineering Place.
Click the flyer for dates and age groups. Deadline to register is April 1.
Register today for
Future Engineers Summer Camp sponsored by Appalachian State University and N.C. State Engineering. Click the flyer for dates and age groups. Deadline to register
is March 31.
Join us for supper at Mountain Crest Elementary School Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. Enrichment activities also will be available between 4 and 4:30 p.m. each day. This new meal program is free to any child ages 3-18 and $3 for adults.
Click here for March Menu
The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a working partnership between the schools and the community to help BCPS students grow into healthy and productive adults by focusing on the whole school, whole community, whole child model, understanding that health and academic success go hand in hand. Each month SHAC will be bringing you a topic of the month.
March is National Nutrition Month. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese. The prevalence of obesity in children more than tripled from 1971 to 2011.. With good reason, childhood obesity is now the No. 1 health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking.
13.1 million children lived in food-insecure households in 2015.
More than 1 in 5 kids in the United States don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count. MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.
MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means:Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition.
Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
Start with small changes to build healthier eating styles.
Support healthy eating for everyone.
Children can follow the 5-2-1-0 plan:
5 or more fruits and vegetables
2 hours or less recreational screen time
1 hour or more of physical activity
0 sugary drinks, more water
Daily Intake for children
Aim for 2-3 cups of vegetables each day
1 ½ - 2 cups of fruit per day
5 – 8 oz of grains per day (Age and sex play a factor in how)
4-6 oz of protein per day
2 ½ - 3 cups of dairy per day
Importance of Breakfast:
Increase in grades, concentration, memory, learning, alertness, comprehension, memory, and cognitive function. Decrease in tardiness, behavior issues, and absenteeism.