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Cumberland County Schools Child Nutrition ServicesLogo for Disaster ReliefWith summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out.  Cumberland County Schools’ Child Nutrition Services provides free meals to children during summer.  This summer meals will be served Monday through Friday starting June 12, 2017 through July 28, 2017 for students in our district at the Smith Recreation Center from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  The address is 1520 Slater Avenue.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on June 7, 2017

        


Man cutting grass with a push mower.You don’t always have to visit a gym to get a good workout. Take advantage of the warmer weather by doing chores outside! Wash your car, mow the lawn, or garden for increased physical activity. Check out these Tips for increasing physical activity and how much activity? For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Beverly McClellan on June 7, 2017

        


Yellow and Blue Cumberland County Schools' Child Nutrition LogoCumberland County Schools (CCS) Child Nutrition Services is excited to announce The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) will be offered in Ferguson-Easley Elementary School for the 2017-2018 school year. The provision will enable each student enrolled in our school to receive a breakfast and lunch at no cost on days when school is in session.  Students enrolled at our school will not have to submit a lunch application to receive meals at no cost.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on June 5, 2017

        


Health Tip: Soak Up Health this Summer

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Did you know? A study found that kids gain weight more quickly during summer vacation than during the school year. Maintain the momentum your school created this year by encouraging students and families to continue to eat better and move more this summer. The Health at Home section of Game On has ideas for recess at home, healthy summer snacks and creative ways to be active as a family. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Day from Action For Healthy Kids

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Published by Beverly McClellan on June 5, 2017

        


An image of leftover food in containers placed in the refrigerator.Plan for a ‘leftovers night’ at the end of the week to reduce food waste and to save the time you would usually spend on meal prep. Take all your leftovers out of the fridge and mix and match flavors that go well together. Check out tips for meal planning made easy and on food waste. Be sure to visit CCS Wellness website for more healthy tips and opportunities.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on February 23, 2017

        


Image of woman pushing shopping cart in the grocery store.Tip of the day from ChooseMyPlate.gov

Save time and money by planning your plate before you even leave for the grocery store. Check out MyPlate’s tips for shopping and meal prep. Start planning with these resources and learn more about meal planning made easy.

Check out the Wellness Tip of the Day!

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Published by Beverly McClellan on February 1, 2017

        


Sodium Myths and Facts for KidsThe American Heart Association wants you to know more about the Sodium Myths and Facts for Kids.  The science is clear….our kids eat more sodium than what is safe and recommended.  Learn more about keeping our kids heart healthy.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on January 31, 2017

        


The American Heart Association wants to help you stay heart healthy.  For starters, check out the six most popular foods that can add high levels of sodium to your diet, “Sodium-Did You Know?”  Learn more about how much sodium you should eat, how to reduce sodium and much more by visiting Sodium Break Up.  

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Published by Beverly McClellan on January 31, 2017

        


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