This year, the Harvard PTA and our school administrators have made continued efforts to support families with information, resources and activities that contribute to our overall health and well-being. Kids and families that feel good are better, happier learners. The “Healthy Harvard” activities and resources are about supporting healthy minds, attitudes and bodies. We hope you find information and opportunities that are helpful to you and your family!
Use this sign-up form for updates and reminders from Healthy Harvard as well as other parent education initiatives.
Fit Fridays: Come Walk With Us!
Help out in the garden: Urban Harvest
We have a GREAT new partner from Urban Harvest who would love your help in our Harvard Garden. You can sign up here to work with your child’s class or at a time that is convenient for you. Gardening has health benefits: working in the garden is a moderate-intensity exercise and has been linked to decreases in stress, cardiovascular health and an important time to disconnect from devices like your phone. It is also a great opportunity for you to model healthy behaviors for your kids!
Stay tuned for details on CPR training this spring for parents. Lets make sure our kids are safe as we head into active spring and summer months before we head to the pool and beach!
One Quick Tip:
One key to supporting health is to reduce sugar intake. Many kids average 3-8 times the amount of sugar they should have in a day. One major culprit is sugary drinks. Aim to cut back or eliminate juice, “juice drinks”, sodas and sports drinks which all have 22-38 grams of sugar per serving. That is often more than the recommended amount of sugar for an entire DAY! Your best bet – serve your kids water or milk!
As part of our Healthy Harvard programs, this year the PTA sponsored the first annual Eagles Fun Run! Not only did we raise funds to support our school, our children enjoyed a two week program that built their understanding of responsibility to their community and culminated in a fun run that really got their hearts pumping!