Wellness for all Ages
The Get a Life Program in the St. Charles Parish Public School System promotes healthy lifestyle choices that include daily physical activity and healthy eating to meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
In order to promote healthy eating and exercise, it takes a commitment from parents, students, and the entire school community.
St. Charles Parish Public Schools has made a commitment to provide its students with opportunities that foster healthy lifestyles and encourages parents and guardians to join the effort in helping provide a bright and healthy future for all its students.
In accordance with USDA Federal regulations, SCPPS has established a student wellness policy. This policy can be viewed here.
Check Your BMI
Body mass index (BMI) is a tool for measuring how your weight compares to a healthy weight. There are separate BMI calculators for adults and children.
For adults: It is important to eat a nutritious diet and aim for a healthy weight (a BMI of 18.5-24.9).
For children: You can check your child's BMI using this online calculator from KidsHealth, but it is also important that your pediatrician perform regular BMI measurements.
Nutrition Links for Students
Blast Off Game - keep track of your food choices and build a healthy plate
Louisiana 2Step4Kids - play games to learn how to be healthy and strong
Fuel Up Challenge - test your nutrition IQ
KidsHealth - information, recipes, quizzes, and games all about nutrition and health
BAM! Body and Mind - learn about nutrition, diseases, exercise, and safety
Fuel Up to Play 60! - play games or keep track of your food intake and physical activity
Health and Wellness tips for successful college years - Getting prepared for a healthy future!
Nutrition Links for Parents & Teachers
ChooseMyPlate - USDA’s website for providing nutrition information to the public
Louisiana 2 Step - tips and ideas to eat right and move more
KidsHealth for Parents - lots of information about your child's health
The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics - Nutrition info from food experts – registered dietitians
Team Nutrition Recipes for Healthy Kids - Healthy, kid-friendly recipes for a variety of settings
USDA Nutrition Education Series - Nutrition handouts on a variety of topics