Well Half-Marathon Challenge Calendar
Live Well Half-Marathon Challenge Memo
For Parents & Students:
Fact Sheet for Parents
Fact Sheet for Students
Well with Canada's Food Guide
Eating for You & Family
Fruits & Vegetables in School
Live Well Half-Marathon Challenge
Building a healthy body one day at a time!
This year, the Western School District is initiating a new 5210
campaign to encourage students and families to get active and eat
healthy. This campaign will help
young people be healthy with a daily intake of:
or more fruits and veggies,
hours or less of TV,
hour of physical activity, and
four simple numbers can help encourage families to eat healthy and be
first event of this 5-2-1-0 campaign will be the Live Well Half-Marathon Challenge
for September and October 2013.
(along with parents and teachers) are invited to participate in 21 days of
physical activity and healthy eating as part of the Kids Live Well
Half-Marathon Challenge. (A half-marathon is 21 kilometers and this is why
the event is 21 days.) At the start of each school day, students will record on
the tracking calendars their physical activity and healthy eating from the
Students need one-half hour of vigorous
activity or one full hour of moderate
activity to count for their physical daily activity each day.
When a student does that much physical activity in a day, he/she
colors in the sneaker on the calendar. For
each day in which students eat the recommended servings of Vegetables and
Fruit according to Canada’s Food Guide, students color in the apple on
their calendar. (More information on this is on the back of the Calendar.)
This continues each day for 21 days.
return their calendars when they finish and will receive a certificate
in honour of their
dedication to keeping active and eating well and a chance to win prizes.
teachers can help build healthy habits by being good role models.
Help the children pack healthy snacks and lunches and one for
yourself too! Go for a walk or
go to the park after supper. If
parent or teachers want to participate, they can submit a calendar as well.
Completed calendars will be submitted by Friday, October 25 and a draw for prizes will be held at the end of the month.
for your help with this!