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Spring 2019 Wellness Newsletter

The Corinth Central School District Wellness Committee is pleased to announce the re-organization of an active Wellness Committee.  We held our first meeting on January 30th with 12 members present. The Committee’s goal is to promote Wellness in our School district and Community.  One of our first steps is to begin a quarterly newsletter that will be posted on the Corinth School District website and on the District’s Facebook page.


Start Simple with MyPlate

Start Simple with MyPlate and get tips, ideas and a personalized plan to meet your food group targets. Find what works for you and your family within your food preferences, health goals, and budget. https://www.choosemyplate.gov/start-simple-myplate.

Check out MyWins

Choose a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy and protein foods. Start with small changes that fit your healthy eating style. Find inspiration here: https://go.usa.gov/xnZ5T

Between hectic schedules, tight budgets, and caring for children, sometimes it’s easier said than done when it comes to healthy eating. MyPlate, MyWins is here to make healthy eating easier with real life solutions you can apply today. Every family is unique; finding a healthier eating solution that fits your family’s routine and preferences is essential for setting healthy habits that last into the future.


Give these 2 recipes to try with your family

Crunchy chicken saladCrunchy Chicken Salad

Yield: 5 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken (chunked)
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1/4 cup green pepper
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup grapes
  • 1 apple (small, diced, leave the peel on)
  • 1/4 cup yogurt, plain

Instructions:

  1. Use leftover cooked chicken, or cook enough chicken to make 2 cups of chicken pieces.
  2. Chop the celery into small pieces.
  3. Chop the green pepper into small pieces.
  4. Peel and chop 1/4 of an onion.
  5. Peel and chop half of a cucumber.
  6. Chop the apple into pieces. It’s okay to leave the peel on the apple.
  7. Cut the grapes in half.
  8. Put all the ingredients in a large bowl. Stir together.

Notes:  Serve on lettuce, crackers, or bread.

Recipes Cost Per recipe: $3.65 Per serving: $0.73

For more recipes, visit https://whatscooking.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/featuredlinks/HealthyEatingonaBudgetCookbook.pdf

Peachy Keen ChillerPeachy Keen Chiller

Yield: 7 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2- 15 oz.  Peaches, canned, drained and rinsed (3 cups)
  • 2- Bananas, medium, sliced, frozen
  • 2- 6 oz. Vanilla Yogurt, low-fat
  • 2- Cups Pineapple Juice

Instructions:

  1. Place peaches in a zip top bag and freeze overnight
  2. Place frozen peaches, banana, yogurt and pineapple juice in a blender.
  3. Blend until mixture is a smooth consistency.

Serving Size - 1 cup

Nutrition Information -  One serving is 140 calories, 1 g fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, and 3 g protein


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Hiking, biking, walking, moving...

Let's have an active and get-healthy life!

What is more FUN than being active out in the fresh air!

Let's get moving!

Corinth Neighborhood Walk

  • When:  Tuesday, April 30th at 3:30  - Approximate finish time is 5:00.
  • Where: We will meet at the Public Parking lot across from the Corinth beach and will walk around our village - up hills, down hills and through neighborhoods. Everyone is invited including babies in strollers and well behaved dogs.

Call Sunny at (518) 654-9968 with any questions.

Corinth Reservoir Recreation Hike

  • When: Saturday, May 18th at 10 am
  • Where: Get ready for a hike at the Corinth Reservoir Recreation area. There are a number of trails for all levels of hikers from beginners to experienced.

Call Sunny at (518) 654-9968 with any questions.

Let's Roll!

A bike ride will be planned for early June so stay tuned and pump up those tires! The aim is to start a community bike club/group to ride together weekly or bi-weekly so join in when you can as there will be lots of chances to get in some biking. Call Sunny Nealey at (518) 654-9968 if you are interested. I have many fun rides planned out.

These super fun activities are for EVERYONE no matter your level of fitness! We want to get anyone involved who desires group exercising. You can go at your own pace and stop when you need to. The important thing is to get started! Let's just have fun and our hearts and legs will be happy too


If you are interested in joining the Corinth Wellness Committee or have ideas that you would like to share in our Newsletter, please contact Lisa Tevendale at (518) 654-9005, ext. 3114 or email tevendalel@corinthcsd.org.