Welcome to the Sutton Middle School PTA Wellness Page
Mission Statement of the Sutton Wellness Committee: Recognizing that students perform their best when they are healthy, and that optimal student performance is necessary for our school and our students to be successful, the wellness committee strives to help the administration, teachers, and staff promote a health and physical education program that enhances our childrens’ health and well-being.
School Wellness Policy Atlanta Public Schools has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed with health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, students, administrators, guidance counselors, and the school nurse. To view this policy click here.
School Nutrition: Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.The primary goal of the School Nutrition Department is to provide all students, regardless of income level, healthy school meals that meet their needs and support optimal academic performance at school. Please visit our website for more information by clicking here.
My Plate: Have you heard? The USDA has created a new way to analyze what you are eating at every meal. The old Food Guide Pyramid is out and My Plate is in! Check it out by clicking here www.choosemyplate.gov
Sutton Wellness Days: Sutton students participate in a full day of wellness focused activities every May. Each year students learn about and participate in activities ranging from Tai Chi, yoga, organic gardening, food preparation, Zumba, healthy eating, and many other unique health topics that are taught by volunteers and members of our community. We are so grateful for the support we have from our community partners, stakeholders, and parent volunteers who reinforce our commitment to raising a healthy generation of kids.
Georgia Safe Routes to School: Safe Routes to School programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school. Safe Routes to School programs connect transportation options with public health needs with the quality of our environment with the livability of our communities. On October 3, 2012, Sutton joined over 75 other elementary and middle schools across the state to participate in International Walk to School Day.
9-5-2-1-0 For Health: The Tipping the Scales for Better Health Campaign began in Northern Virginia Schools and is spreading rapidly. It is a community-wide strategy for improving child health through healthy lifestyle promotion. The goal is to change child health behaviors by creating supportive environments where children live, learn, and play. Specifically, the aim is to help more children practice the 9-5-2-1-0 for Health behaviors so that fewer children will develop unhealthy behaviors and related health problems.This will require the commitment of not only parents & caregivers, but hundreds of community organizations with the potential to influence child health behaviors. Sutton has recently adopted this campaign for our students.
9-5-2-1-0 for Health Message:
9 - Get at least 9 hours of sleep per day
5 - Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day
2 - Limit screen time to no more than 2 hours per day
1 - Get at least one hour of physical activity per day
0 – Avoid beverages with added sugar.
Questions or Comments for the Sutton PTA Wellness Committee?Please contact your PTA committee chairs at the email addresses listed below.
Links to Wellness Sites for You and Your Family:
Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative
NFL Play 60 Program
American Heart Association
More Great Resources:
Ten Tips for a Healthier Breakfast
Packing a Healthy Lunch
Ideas for Physical Activity Breaks
Eat Smart Move More NC Manage Stress Workbook
Sunny Garden Smoothie