Committed to Wellness

Trinity Lutheran School is committed to providing a learning environment that supports and promotes wellness, good nutrition, and an active lifestyle and recognizes the positive relationship between good nutrition, physical activity and the capacity of students to develop and learn.  The entire school environment shall be aligned with healthy school goals to positively influence students’ beliefs and habits and promote health and wellness, good nutrition and regular physical activity.  In addition, school staff shall be encouraged to model healthy eating and physical activity as a valuable part of daily life.

Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln

Trinity is working with a Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln (PHL) as they develop wellness programming and opportunities for Faith-based schools. Several faith based schools are taking steps to improve the health of their students by incorporating fresh, local produce into their food services and using SPARK (Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids), a physical activity curriculum to increase fitness.

Physical Activities Resources

https://fitkids.org/homeworkouts/ – (useful in classrooms and small spaces)

https://www.thewellbeingpartners.org/change/activate-youth/classroom-physical-activity-video-series/ – (made for teachers to integrate movement into the classroom))

https://www.pegames.org/classroom – (PE moves in the classroom with no equipment)

https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-education-health-and-human-sciences/health-kinesiology/_files/docs/classroom-PA-training.pdf – (UNO guide to getting active in the classroom)

https://schoolspringboard.org/resources/classroom-physical-activity-ideas-and-tips/ – (printable cards for exercising in small spaces)

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rBp0As3Xf73FDDlHnF9uhrvz9ixsRSZ2nQVoF3oe6vc/present?slide=id.g922577edb5_2_663 – ( Google slides full of fun videos and learning activities to help your students discover more about things that matter to them like staying active and healthy, being mindful and pitching in to make the planet a greener place.)

Nutrition Resources

https://www.superkidsnutrition.com/five-fall-foods-with-fantastic-flavors/ – Fall foods that pack nutrients)

https://food.unl.edu/free-resources/newsletters/thanksgiving-food-preparation-and-food-safety-tips – (UNL Thanksgiving food safety tips)

https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/healthy-eating/9-fall-produce-picks-to-add-to-your-plate – (Fall produce to add to your plate)

https://extension.psu.edu/deep-orange-vegetables-give-autumn-meals-nutritious-boost – (See how adding orange foods to your diet is healthy)

Mindfulness

https://www.camilledodsonyoga.com/single-post/2016/10/30/5-Fall-Themed-Yoga-and- Mindfulness-Activities-for-the-Classroom – 5 classroom activities to do in Fall that promote a sense of calm)

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/six-mindfulness-exercises_b_8342930 – (Activities to celebrate fall and be mindful of senses and feelings)

https://www.counselorkeri.com/2019/09/29/fall-counseling-activities/ – (Gratitude and kindness go hand in hand during the fall season)

https://www.connecticutchildrens.org/coronavirus/resilience-is-mindfulness-calming-exercises-forkids/ – (Help youth feel resilient during difficult times of change)

Indoor Gardening

https://www.imperfectlyhappy.com/vegetables-you-can-grow-indoors/ – (Vegetables you can grow indoors during fall and winter)

https://modernfarmer.com/2018/10/8-indoor-crops-for-winter-gardening/ – (With a window sill you can grow food all winter long)

https://growagoodlife.com/indoor-garden/ – (Tips and tricks to grow food inside year round)

Wellness Policy

Trinity Lutheran School takes health and wellness seriously and wants our students, faculty, and staff to lead the healthiest lives possible. For more information about our Wellness Policy click here. 

Click here for a list of Smart Snacks

Additional Health, Wellness and Smart Snack Resources: