Health & Physical Education DepartmentPromoting the development of healthy active lifestyles for our students._________________________________________________________________________
Eating BetterFor Children and Families
- Start the day with a healthy breakfast. It refuels your body and gives you energy for the day.
- Let kids help plan one meal each week and eat together as often as possible.
- Eat more vegetables and fresh fruits. Aim for a total of 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables every day.
- Eat more whole grains (e.g., oats, brown rice, rye, crackers, whole-wheat pasta). Try to eat at least 3 ounces of whole grains every day.
- Drink plenty of fluids. Choose water, low-fat or nonfat milk and low calorie or diet beverages.
- Reward children with praise rather than with food.
- Serve food in smaller portions. Do not demand or reward “a clean plate.” Let your child ask for more if he or she is still hungry.
- Read nutrition labels for serving size and calorie information. The information on the labels can help you select foods that best fit into your family’s meal and snack plans.
- Bake, broil or grill foods to reduce fat. Rather than cooking with butter or vegetable oil, try healthier versions like olive, canola or sunflower oil.
- Keep a variety of snacks in the house, such as fresh fruit, vegetables, whole-grain cereals and crackers. Try lower calorie or lower fat foods, like baked chips, reduced-sugar cereals or low-fat dressings.
Being More Active
Be an ACTIVE family!(<--click link)10 tips for becoming more active as a family.
- Move more. Try to get between 30 and 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Several 10 to 15 minute sessions of moderate activity each day add up.
- Include regular physical activity into your daily routine. Walk as a family before or after meals.
- Limit TV, computer and video game time to a total of one to two hours per day. Encourage physical activity instead.
- Balance energy calories with activity calories. The energy you get from foods and beverages should equal the calories you burn in activity every day. Read our handout on daily calorie needs for more information.
- Increase household activities (e.g., walking the dog, dusting, vacuuming, gardening). These activities are good ways to burn calories.
- Include an activity like hiking or bike riding when you go on vacation.
- Make playtime with your family more active by shooting hoops or walking to the park.
Physicals will be offered for ANY athlete wishing to play ANY sport at Bayonne High School.Main Health Office @ BHS________________________________________________