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TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary has received a Game On! – The Ultimate Wellness Challenge grant in the amount of $5,500.
Game On was developed by Action For Healthy Kids in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources as part of a continuing initiative to encourage children and youth to make better food choices and to move more. The focus is for children to eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat and fat-free milk products which provide essential nutrients that are too often missing in many Americans’ diets.
The health benefits of moving more include lowered rates of obesity and overweight, protection against chronic disease such as stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, Type-2 diabetes and certain cancers, and building strong teeth and bones. The grant will be used to offer four nutritional activities and four physical activities during the 2010-11 school year. Students recently enjoyed a potato bar served along with a ham sandwich and fruit thanks to the grant. They could choose from several healthy topping to add to their potato: steamed broccoli, asparagus, chili con carne, fat-free sour cream cup, low-fat shredded cheddar cheese or low-fat cheddar cheese sauce.