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The Middle School Health and Wellness Committee
is a committee that promotes the health and wellness
of all of our middle school students and staff.

The committee is dedicated to informing others about
making decisions on choosing healthy foods to eat
and living a more active lifestyle.

Throughout the school year we will be having demonstrations,
and possible taste-testing,
of healthy foods so students can begin, or continue,
to make wise choices about the foods they consume.
The students will also be provided opportunities
to be active with scheduled events
featuring different activities in which they can participate.

Our goal is for the students to have fun
and learn how to make decisions
to live a healthy life which can carry over into their adult lives.

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The Middle School students and teachers wrapped up a 10-week
Live Healthy Iowa challenge on Friday, April 3rd.

The students were asked to meet a daily goal for 10 weeks.
The different goals consisted of daily consumption of
fruit, vegetables, dairy, water, and daily activity.
The students were asked to track the days they met each goal.
Over the 10 week period,
a total of 4,367 goals were met by our Middle School students.

Great job Clarke Middle School students!
Your advisors are proud of you.

The advisories who tracked their goals consistently
were entered into a statewide drawing for prizes,
and three of our 12 advisories each won
free 6-inch sub sandwiches from Subway
for each team member.
In addition to the students,
a total of 16 middle school teachers
and a few other adults participated in the
adult version of the Live Healthy Iowa Challenge.
Teachers were asked to track their activity time and weight loss
over the 10 week period.
Overall, the adults tracked a total of
29,941 minutes of physical activity
and had a total weight loss of 78 pounds.
Because of consistent tracking of activity time and weight loss,
half of our teachers also won
free 6-inch Subway sandwiches.

Way to go Clarke!

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After the Leader In Me Celebration Day on December 19, 2014,
we demonstrated the blender bike we purchased
with a grant we received from the Super Power Summit we attended in November.
The advisors rode the bike which blended healthy smoothies consisting of
low-fat vanilla yogurt, frozen strawberries, banana, and water.
The students were able to sample the smoothies their advisors made for them on the blender bike.
The blender bike may possibly be displayed again at the meal
which will be provided the Thursday night of parent-teacher conferences.

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Our first activity was held for the students on
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, from 3:30-4:30.
The students were taught how to do certain line-type dances.
Among these dances were the Cupid Shuffle, the Electric Slide,
Boot Scootin’ Boogie, the Wobble dance, and Cotton-Eyed Joe, among others.
The students who attended had a great time while also having a great workout.
Another dance session may possibly be held again in the near future.

For more information, contact the sponsors of the
Health and Wellness Committee:
Tracy Terrell
Michelle Lee