Healthy Lifestyles Month Activities & Resources

 


 

International Dance Day, April 29th, 2024

Learn more about International Dance Day at https://www.international-dance-day.org/index.html

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Mindful Movement Morning: Dance

Our first Mindful Movement Morning event was so much fun. We appreciate our dance instructor, Vandita, for leading the lesson in the Jasper gym. We hope you'll join us for our next Mindful Movement Morning on Saturday, May 4th, which will be a basic yoga lesson led by Alpa Arora from Good for All Yoga. Please RSVP at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0849A4AD238-49002966-rsvp.

 

   

 


Lunch & Learn: Nutrition

Big thanks to everyone who joined us for our first PTSA Lunch & Learn session on Nutrition and to our fantastic speaker, Charmi, nutritionist and personal trainer from Cimply Fit. We hope you will join us for our next Lunch & Learn session on Fitness next week on Thursday, May 2nd. Please RSVP at https://m.signupgenius.com/.

 

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 Every Kid Healthy Week

Every Kid Healthy™ Week is an annual celebration of school health and wellness achievements. It takes place during the last full week of April – each day shines a spotlight on the actions schools and families are taking to improve the health and wellness of their kids. We also highlight the link between nutrition, physical activity, mental health and learning – because healthy kids are better prepared to learn and thrive!

 Link to "Every Kid Healthy Week" Website to learn more.

 


   GREEN Day/Earth Day

 

The Jasper PTSA GREEN table was a big success. We celebrated Earth Day with Green Tips, coloring sheets, book marks, stickers, green pipe cleaner flowers, and coupons donated by Tropical Smoothie Cafe.


        

 

        

 

        

  


Healthy Nutrition Week

 

        

 

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 PTSA April General Membership Meeting & Healthy Lifestyles Program

Representatives from PISD Student and Family Services, Food and Nutritional Services, and District Health presented information for our families on "Time Management, Nutrition, and Well-Being". Our goal with Healthy Lifestyles Month is to set our students up for success in high school and beyond. 

 

Click here for Healthy Lifestyles Program Slides 

 

         

 

 


 

World Health Day

The theme for World Health Day 2024 is 'My health, my right’.

This year’s theme was chosen to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education, and information, as well as safe drinking water, clean air, good nutrition, quality housing, decent working and environmental conditions, and freedom from discrimination. Click here for more World Health Day Information

 

 


 National Minority Health Month

Join us and the HHS Office of Minority Health this National Minority Health Month and learn how we can Be the #SourceforBetterHealth when we are responsive to diverse cultural health beliefs and practices and consider how social determinants of health impact the communities we serve: hhs.gov/national-minority-health-month/ #NMHM24

 

 


Mindful Breathing 

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Jasper PTSA partnered with Good For All Yoga to produce two videos showing that you can easily practice healthy breathing throughout the day, even when seated. These videos were made with students in mind to be able to view at their desks during the Connect period at school, but they would certainly benefit parents and teachers as well. Please take time to watch these Mindful Breathing videos at home with your family and follow along. We hope you will continue to use them as a resource and please check out the "Good for All" website for more information on their programs.

 

Big thanks to Jasper PTSA Healthy Lifestyles Chair, Hong Rose Xu, and Alpa Arora from Good For All Yoga for their work on these videos and their passion to help our students with their health.

Practice healthy breathing throughout the day and watch our Mindful Breathing videos at home with your family.

Seated Stretches Video - Good For All Yoga

Breathing Techniques Videos- Good For All Yoga

 

 


Stress Awareness Month

 

 April is recognized as National Stress Awareness Month to bring attention to the negative impact of stress. Managing stress is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Knowing how to manage stress can improve mental and physical well-being as well as minimize exacerbation of health-related issues. Click here for more Stress Awareness Month ResourcesClick here for a Stress Screener

 

We brought attention to April Stress Awareness Month at Jasper by providing a “Stress-Free Solutions & Snack Station” in the Teacher’s Lounge and Stress-Reducing Solutions for our students during lunches as well. Thank you to Jasper Student Council for their partnership in our efforts this month!

 

          

 

          

 

 


Autism Awareness

Every April Autism Speaks celebrates World Autism Month, beginning with the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. This year marks the 17th annual World Autism Awareness Day. Throughout the month, we focus on sharing stories and providing opportunities to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism and fostering worldwide support. This year, we are committed to acting fearlessly for change. To help create a world in which autistic individuals are fully supported, championed and celebrated, we must all work together to achieve true acceptance. We extend an invitation to all who share our vision to join us on our journey toward a brighter, more inclusive future. 

The color blue, associated with calmness and acceptance, is the primary color designated for autism. Its popularity also stemmed from the worldwide Autism Speaks initiative, Light It Up Blue. On April 2nd, you’ll see a plethora of blue, as this campaign calls for people to wear blue in support of autism awareness. It has become a distinguished event with iconic world structures such as the Empire State Building illuminated blue.

Visit https://www.autismspeaks.org/world-autism-awareness-day for more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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