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Healthy Schools ~ Healthy Communities


Apples and ABC
A wellness resource brought to you in collaboration with various departments at Worcester Public Schools.
(Nursing, Nutrition, and Health/Physical Education)
Resources

Child PlayingWebsites:

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WPS Wellness Policy

Free Health Clinics

BMI Communication
As mandated by the state, WPS collects height & weight for grades 1,4,7,10.

Parent Notifcation Letter (October 2010)
Sample of BMI Results Letter from last school year (June 2010)
Know the 5-2-1-0 Rule!
fruits and vegetables

5
servings of fruits and vegetables every day.


Texting
No more than 2 hours of screen time each day, this includes television, video games and computer.Gaming






Friends Playing
Encourage them to be physically active for no less that 1 hour a day.





Water Aim for almost 0 sugar- sweetened drinks everyday, restrict soda, sports drinks, and fruit drinks. Instead offer water and skim or 1% milk.

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