Ellington Public Schools Wellness Committee is a school-based program that promotes a healthy lifestyle. The Wellness Committee consists of a group of individuals who represent the school and community. We will promote clear and consistent messages that explain and reinforce healthy eating and physical activity habits and appropriate resources are provided to students, staff, administration, and parents.
The Wellness Committee shall encourage family involvement to support and promote healthy eating and physical activity habits.
Following USDA regulations, the Ellington Public Schools Wellness Committee completed our first Triennial Assessment of the Local School Wellness Policy! Please see the attachments to view the results of the assessment and a summary of the findings
The EPS Wellness Committee is happy to share the following report to the EPS community. We plan to update this report annually as a way to increase communication to our community about the wellness programs, activities and initiatives each school year.
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The Nutrition in an Avacado.
- Avocados grow in pairs on trees and are the Aztec sign for love and fertility.
- Avocados contain twice as much potassium than bananas (987 mg VS 487 mg)
- Avocados are ripest when the outer skin is black and gives a little bit to pressure when touched with a finger.
- Avocados are traditionally used in guacamole but can be added to salads or used as a butter substitute in recipes.
- Avocados are an excellent source of heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fat.
All About Broccoli
Broccoli is part of the cabbage family along with Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and Bok choy. It originated in Italy and is part of a Mediterranean diet.
- Broccoli contains more cancer-fighting phytonutrients when eaten raw than cooked.
- Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber and beta-carotene.
- Broccoli contains the anti-inflammatory flavonoid kaempferol, which may aid in preventing cancer, heart disease and adult-onset diabetes.
- Broccoli is extremely versatile and can be eaten raw, steamed or roasted.
- One cup of broccoli provides just 31 calories.