Wellness and Healthy LifestylesThe PVSD Board of Trustees recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for District students. In addition the District has developed strategies for promoting staff wellness and for involving parents/guardians and the community in reinforcing students' understanding and appreciation of the importance of healthy lifestyles.Resources for Healthy LifestylesTeam California for Healthy KidsYour resource for making healthy choices the easy choices! Research confirms the clear connection between health, learning, and attendance. In support of this, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, has initiated Team California for Healthy Kids (TCHK) to promote healthy eating and physical activity throughout the day, every day, in schools, before and after school programs, early childhood programs and communities. http://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/in/tchk.aspChooseMyPlate On June 2, 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack released the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to ChooseMyPlate.gov. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein foods, and dairy groups. Later in 2011, MiPlato was launched as the Spanish-language version of MyPlate. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/KidsHealth: You know the importance of good nutrition and exercise, but how do you feed a picky eater or encourage a child who hates sports to play outside? Learn how to keep your child healthy with the right foods and exercise. http://kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_center/#cat20737Dairy Council of California mission creates materials, resources and lesson plans for making balanced food choices. Our nutrition and education philosophies shape our offerings and help us carry out our mission: We work on behalf of California dairy farmers and milk processors to provide free nutrition lesson plans and programs to school children and their families. Our staff include registered dietitians, nutrition, education and communication experts and customer relations professionals who partner with educators, health and wellness providers and community leaders to teach how to make the best food choices from a realistic and inclusive perspective. http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Eating.aspx
California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) is a program of the Public Health Institute. California Project LEAN works to advance nutrition and physical activity policy in schools and communities in order to prevent obesity and its associated chronic diseases. Efforts are centered around youth and parent empowerment approaches, policy and environmental change strategies, and community-based solutions that improve nutrition and physical activity environments. http://www.californiaprojectlean.org/default.asp
The American Heart Association is working to help kids, families and communities live heart-healthy lives. Use this Healthy Living information to help you get active and stay active, for life.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation: The Alliance was founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation as a response to the growing rate of childhood obesity. And just like our founders, our goal as an organization has always been to create systemic change, change that is not isolated to one home, or community, to one school, industry, or state. We want to create healthy changes that build upon one another and create a system, a nation, that makes the healthy choice the easy choice. http://www.healthiergeneration.org/
The Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County is a coalition that includes Ventura County Public Health, First 5 Ventura County and a wide range of community organizations and individuals, including businesses, schools, non-profits, local government and networks seeking to improve the health of Ventura County residents, policies and community endeavors. We share the vision that Ventura County will be the national model for healthy eating, active living and community well-being. We promote community and personal changes that lead to healthy eating and regular exercise to reduce obesity and related chronic diseases. http://healthyventuracounty.org/