Winthrop Avenue Hosts Health and Safety Week

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A District premise is that proper exercise, nutrition and safety are paramount to a student’s ability to learn and are equally important to academics. This was evident in Winthrop Avenue’s Health and Safety Week when students took a closer look at ways to make their bodies healthy and strong.

The week of Feb. 12-16 commenced with a visit from dentist Dr. Matthew Siegel, who provided tips for keeping teeth strong and cavity-free. The school hosted a workshop on healthy eating habits and The Magic of Five a Day: Good Nutrition and Healthy Eating assembly where students learned about the power of food in conjunction to their health and their ability to learn. 

School social worker Christine Davison also held workshops on stress reduction, while students additionally learned about ways to be safe on the internet and off the school campus from Police Officer Monez. The week ended with a pedometer class challenge in which students were provided pedometers to wear. Their steps were added up at the end of the day and the class that accumulated the most steps was the winner.