Healthy Living Month returns to District 64 and Park Ridge each April in a community-wide campaign to build awareness of healthy behavior choices through education. The month targets health, nutrition, fitness, safety, and understanding the environment.
The official proclamation of 2019 Healthy Living Month will occur at the Park Ridge City Council meeting on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. As a co-sponsor, District 64 representatives will accept the proclamation.
The weekly themes for 2019 include:
- April 1-5 HEALTH & NUTRITION WEEK - Students eat within USDA recommendations of the fruits and veggie group (choosemyplate.gov)
- April 8-12 NEAT TO USE YOUR FEET WEEK - Students are challenged to be physically active before school, at school, and after school.
- April 15-19 GO GREEN WEEK - Each day students do something good for the Earth (conserve energy, reduce, reuse, recyle).
- April 22-26 SCREEN-FREE WEEK - Students celebrate Earth Day on April 22, and students refrain from screens and enjoy reading, sports, and other fun activities instead.
Individual school PTO/A's also schedule family-friendly events during the month, too.
To encourage students to make a personal effort to incorporate healthy habits in their lives, District 64 elementary school students complete weekly pledge cards to show their commitment to be healthy. Students are then entered into the Healthy Living Month school raffle. This year's prizes are sponsored by Advocate Children's Hospital, another co-sponsor of Healthy Living Month. Pledge cards are being emailed to families each week.