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Health And Fitness Week Returns To Schools

From March 18-22 the annual Health and Fitness Week returns to Manhasset schools, as the physical education department, Manhasset SCA and Manhasset CASA sponsor numerous programs and activities focusing on fitness, health, nutrition and wellness.

The Fitness Week Banners, Get Fit Manhasset Pencils and all of the exciting activities planned for the week are geared toward getting everyone in the spirit of eating right, getting active and making smart choices for their bodies and minds.

Students in grades K-6 from both Munsey Park and Shelter Rock Schools participated in a poster contest, creating their own “Get Fit” slogan. Winners will be awarded Physical Education Students of the Week, as well as receive a Get Fit Manhasset stress free mood ball.

During a joint Munsey Park/Shelter Rock SCA Meeting on Thursday, March 14, parents learned about an innovative fitness-training tool called SQAIR. The physical education staff from both schools demonstrated the fun and effective training tool, with help from some very fit students. Also explained was the fitness gram, which is used to evaluate students’ fitness levels in grades 4-6. Activity logs have been sent home so that throughout Health and Fitness Week, the students can record all of the physical activities and smart eating choices they and their families make together.

Health coach and holistic nutritionist Maryann Jones has planned a host of activities for the upper school based around the theme “Hydrate.” And there will be a wellness fair at the end of the week to cap off the festivities.

 In addition, the school’s libraries, as well as the Manhasset Public Library, will be displaying health and wellness books throughout the week.

Get fit Manhasset!