School
Wellness

We don't want this to be the first generation in our history to grow up less healthy than their parents...


Then vs. Now:

It used to be that most people led lives that kept them generally healthy. Kids walked to school every day, ran around at recess, participated in gym class, and played for hours after school before dinner. Meals were home-cooked with reasonable portions and there was always a vegetable on the plate.


Now car and bus rides have replaced walks to and from school. Gym class and sports programs have been cut with budgets, less time is spent outdoors and more time is spent with video games, TV and internet devices. Parents are busier than ever and families have fewer and fewer home-cooked meals, eating more snacks and more total calories daily.


Hope for the future:

We can make a difference by making the "healthy choice" the "easy choice." Partnering with schools to have policy, system and environmental changes that support healthy lifestyles for kids and staff, and hopefully extend it to the entire community.

Resources

SNAP-Ed Menu

Healthy Lincoln County brings SNAP-Ed nutrition education to school groups of all ages, from childcare & families through high school. Some programs are geared for after-school, others can be done right in the classroom.


All SNAP-Ed nutrition programs are FREE. Your school is eligible if at least 50% of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Some exceptions apply; contact us to find out if your site qualifies. Click to find a copy of our program menu.