Common Threads Cooking For Life

Common Threads Cooking for Life

Common Threads will lead this free Fit to Learn professional development for teachers. Participants will be introduced to the Small Bites program, Common Threads in-school nutrition program consisting of eight grade-level specific lessons. This two-hour workshop will focus on nutrition…

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An Inspired Way To Track Physical Activity In The Classroom

An Inspired Way to Track Physical Activity in the Classroom

After attending Fit to Learn, Healthy Schools Campaign’s professional development program for Chicago educators, 5th grade teacher Jenny DeLessio-Parson began implementing activity breaks in her classroom at McCutcheon Elementary in the Uptown neighborhood. “I have always tried to incorporate breaks,…

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Deepening Knowledge Through Fit To Learn

Deepening Knowledge through Fit to Learn

At Spry Elementary School in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, teachers receive in-house professional development about the importance of physical activity and nutrition education. But physical education teacher Robert Kairis was looking to deepen his knowledge of these issues, so he…

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Fit to Learn Tip Sheet: Healthy Celebrations and Rewards

Celebrations and rewards are a big part of school culture. Help students make nutritious food choices all day long! Beyond regular meals, snacks are sometimes offered during in-class celebrations or as rewards from a teacher. When schools reinforce healthy habits in the classroom, students learn…

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