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How do you build a culture of student wellness?

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As the WCSD Board President, an outspoken education advocate, and a former college athlete, I recognize that this is a question every parent asks themselves. I know, because although I don’t have kids myself, the “in loco parentis” of an educator is strong in me. (Which basically means I would …

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Put Down The Cupcakes, People: My 2 Cents on The WCSD Wellness Policy

Put Down The Cupcakes

After reading through all of the comments that parents made on Facebook regarding the Washoe County School District Wellness Policy a few months ago, I was amazed that so many parents were upset that they couldn’t bring in cupcakes for their child’s birthday. I even heard a story about how …

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Where Have All the Lunch Ladies Gone?

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In my day, we had a small ticket for hot lunches that were punched every time we walked through the lunch line. We were handed a plastic, retro-looking tray, on which our dedicated Lunch Ladies placed their home cooked Sloppy Joes. I always wanted the blue colored tray for some …

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School Gardens: Making Veggies Fun at School

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Carrots taste all that much better when your child gets to plant and watch them grow, pick them from the earth and eat them for snack with other kids in class. School gardens offer endless learning opportunities for kids, help encourage responsibility and ownership of a project and reinforce healthy …

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The Nevada School Wellness Policy: Answers to Your Burning Questions

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There was a lot of Facebook discussion in reaction to Jessica Santina’s post last week titled Why I’m Unhappy with the Nevada School Wellness Policy. In fact, a representative from the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) reached out to us and arranged a meeting between two of us from Reno …

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Why I’m Unhappy with the Nevada School Wellness Policy

Washoe County's "Health" Policies

When my daughter was named her class’s student of the month for October 2015, we were all thrilled, but she was most excited about one thing: getting the monthly pizza luncheon for SOMs in all grades (an elite group for sure). The monthly lunch with pizzas, CapriSuns or bottled water, …

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