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Rindge Memorial School focuses on wellness

  • Rindge Memorial School had two guest yoga teachers last week, with Danielle Mulligan teaching the fourth and fifth graders, and Julianna Takas teaching the second and third graders.  COURTESY PHOTO

  • Rindge Memorial School had two guest yoga teachers last week, with Danielle Mulligan teaching the fourth and fifth graders, and Julianna Takas teaching the second and third graders.  COURTESY PHOTO

  • RMS students had the opportunity to taste and guess the names of four kinds of greens during lunch on Friday: spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, and Tuscany kale.  COURTESY PHOTO

  • RMS fifth grader Zachary Lovett samples some sauteed greens during the school’s Wellness week.  COURTESY PHOTO

  • RMS students had the opportunity to taste and guess the names of four kinds of greens during lunch on Friday: spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, and Tuscany kale.  COURTESY PHOTO

  • RMS fifth grader Josh DiPasquale samples some sauteed greens during the school’s Wellness week.  COURTESY PHOTO


Thursday, February 02, 2017 7:12AM

Rindge Memorial School (PK-5th) focused on wellness last week, including healthy lifestyle instruction in PE classes, lunchtime fruit and vegetable samples, identifying edible greens, a healthy activity interactive bulletin board, after school yoga classes, and food sensory awareness in kindergarten guidance classes. A few brave kindergartners volunteered to do a blindfolded taste test of a food, then described the food to their classmates before identifying the beansprouts, cantaloupe or cherry tomato. All students were exposed to the 52109 healthy choice curriculum, advocating 5 fruits or vegetables daily, no more than 2 hrs of screen time, 1 hour of physical activity, 0 sugar-sweetened drinks and 9 hours of sleep. The planned snowshoeing activity was postponed until more snow falls, but otherwise everyone was involved in the Wellness focus.  Students ended the week with a greater understanding of their healthy choices each and every day. Rindge appreciates the efforts of Julianna Takas, Danielle Mulligan, Aric LeClair and Jason Yeagle who shared their time and talents to help out our students learn about wellness and choices.