Continuous Improvement in Health

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At Reinhard, the Rising Star Leaders are learning about continuous improvement in physical education.  

The students recently participated in the Healthy Plate Supermarket Challenge, where they learned that a balanced diet is important to overall health. After each physical education class reviewed the five food groups, students worked in groups to plan a healthy plate of food. However, the students had to run laps to earn funds to purchase the food at the supermarket. The students synergized and using teamwork decided what foods to select for their healthy plate and how much “Reinhard money” they needed and the number of laps required. 

Students also learned to breathe and stretch through the yoga club program, under the direction of instructor Arlene Mattos. During the four-week program, interested students participated during recess, building stamina and learning to relax and focus. 

Instructor Kristen Fonte also led the students in a fun-filled Zumba workout. Zumba is an exercise program created by Columbian dancer Alberto Perez in the 1990s, which involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. Ms. Fonte said the purpose of the class was to show the students that exercise can be fun, and many of the students took on leadership roles as they assisted in teaching Zumba dance moves.