Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wellness Wednesday Tomorrow!

If you get to school early tomorrow please join us in the cafe for some morning fitness.  Research shows that kids that get fitness before doing their school work perform better.  Let's "warm-up" our brains and bodies.  HUT HUT!


Please stop in for some fun family fitness on Thursday March 28th from 6:00-7:30.   We are going to have several guests join us.  Our guests include Tiger Kicks, Collin County Women's basketball team, Bruce Sims golf pro, Ryan from medical city to get you signed up for a 4 week challenge, our own Ms. Hazzard teaching hip hop moves, free healthy taste testing, and much much more.  As you arrive sign in and pick up your family fitness score sheet.  The families that complete 50% of the events will be entered in a drawing for prizes.

This Thursday is also walk to school day so hope to see everybody walking to school.  What a great day for some fitness!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Kids Teaching Kids!!! Love it!

Kids Teaching Kids

The kids teaching kids program is designed to educate students in regards to the childhood obesity epidemic.  The high school students are challenged to create healthy, flavorful, kid-friendly snacks, while the younger children learn that healthy eating can be delicious and fun.

Medical City Children’s Hospital and The Greater Dallas Restaurant Association (GDRA) have partnered together to take this program and reach out to high schools participating in the Texas ProStart program, the Texas Restaurant Association's culinary high school program. These culinary students work with a Medical City Children’s Hospital Registered Dietitian and a TCA (Texas Chef Association) chef mentor to create fun snacks adapted to fit nutritional guidelines. These recipes are combined with pictures taken by the school's photography and help with layout and design from the computer science students, to create a fun and healthy snack book for all ages to enjoy. Thanks to our sponsors who pay for book production, 4th and 5th graders from each school districts will receive a free copy of the snack book and benefit from treats that are edible arts-and-crafts, provide nutritional facts, and easy-to-make with common pantry items.

The ultimate goal of the kids teaching kidssm booklet is to introduce healthy snack choices that kids will enjoy and influence future chefs to consider healthy and nutritious ingredients when preparing recipes.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Running in California!

Ethan is continuing his goal to run in every state!  Run HAPPY Ethan, your Anderson Family is very proud of you!
Go Ethan!!!  HUT HUT!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Need Forms???

The link below will bring you to the Specials Website. On the site we have a variety of different resources, including race registration forms and Healthy Holiday Challenge Logs.

Specials Resources

Happy Fitness,
Addis & Kam

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Save the Date! April 27th!

Kids Chase by the Lake race is Saturday April 27th and 8:00 AM.   If you bring your registration form and fee back to the gym, we will get you registered and pick-up your race packet.   Please follow this link for the form:  LINK.   It is a super fun event for kids only!   Hope to see a lot of our Anderson Family there.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Anderson Heart Heros!

Slide from GMA

Back Row:  Annelise, Taylor, Ethan
Front Row:  Briella, Aiden, Devon, Matthew

Anderson community raised  $3,672.00 for the American Heart Association.  We are so happy to help others with sick hearts and to help with heart research.  Pictured above are Anderson's top fundraisers!

Spring Break Challenge

Fitness is important even on vacation! Complete the challenge and the class with the most returned after Spring Break will earn extra pe time!

Smile & Move :)

Children and adolescents need to get 60 or more minutes of physical activity each day. This should include a combination of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, and vigorous-intensity activity, such as running. Activities that increase the heart rate, making conversations difficult while moving, are considered to be moderate to vigorous physical activities. Be sure to include vigorous-intensity aerobic activity on at least three days per week.
Another way for you to determine if you are getting the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommendation for daily physical activity is to strive for at least 10,000 steps a day! For more information on physical activity recommendations please visit www.CDC.gov.