To commemorate Teacher Appreciation Week, St. Frances Academy held a Teacher Appreciation Dinner for staff and faculty. St. Frances Academy is one of two Maryland sites participating in the Hallways to Health program, which is a program sponsored by MASBHC, School-Based Health Alliance, and Kaiser Permanente’s Thriving Schools Initiative. St. Frances Academy’s Teachers Appreciation Dinner was held as part of the Hallways to Health grant’s employee wellness component.
Do you remember Eduardo?
If you have been following our blog, you know of our Hallways to Health program and you have also heard about Northwood High student, Eduardo.
Well we have a wonderful update on Eduardo! Due to his success in weight loss and healthy living, Eduardo has taken it upon himself to spread the message among his peers as well as on a national level. Eduardo will begin conducting service hours with the Center for Science in the Public Interest to assist them in creating healthy El Salvadorean recipes. Eduardo will be working with Kate Sherwood. Ms. Sherwood is the culinary director and executive chef of the CSPI in Washington D.C. and she also writes The Healthy Cook recipe page for CSPI’s newsletter, Nutrition Action and is the publication’s culinary editor. CSPI hopes to create cookbooks of healthy ethnic recipes, and they will be starting with El Salvadorean cuisine. Eduardo’s service project is also part of CSPI’s Food Day.
We are so proud of Eduardo for continuing his path to healthy living and we are so inspired that he will be working to make other ethnic communities healthier!
Northwood High School
Northwood High School has been particularly successful in tracking students BMI and getting students with a higher than normal BMI, the help they need.
Northwood had one student, Eduardo, who was in the 99th percentile for BMI, and while there was no family history of heart disease or diabetes, Eduardo’s blood sugar was in the diabetic range. Due to the student’s own motivation and the support he received from the SBHC staff at Northwood, Eduardo began taking part in the afternoon nutrition class at Northwood. As part of their Hallways to Health programming Northwood enlisted Nutrition Educator, Elizabeth Saunders, from the University of Maryland Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, to lead a four-week after school nutrition program for students. Through the after school program, Eduardo learned basic nutrition and healthy eating habits.