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Healthy living forcus at Kanana Fou

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Early birds of Kanana Fou Elementary enjoyed Zumba exercises on the basketball courts yesterday morning. The class was repeated at 2:30 p.m. after school. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]

Kanana Fou Elementary started its first Health Week celebration on Monday, Sept. 24 and according to the students — they have captured its spirit wholeheartedly.

"I love to learn how to make the smoothie and I will tell my mom to give it to me after ko’oga’i on Sunday!” Iosefa told Samoa News, one of the smoothie lovers of Level 4 yesterday.

“It is a change out of the ordinary classes assigned for each day of the week, and the zumba exercises early morning today, the kids were excited and very cooperative when they heard the loud music,” said Renee, teacher of Level 4.

Representatives of the WIC Program were asked to take time out and help out with the Safety & Health issues for the Level K5 & One, with WIC  staffers teaching about the healthy diet foods, and how to stay clean when handling food or eating. The health basics was also their special topic and how to react to stress in times of natural disasters.

The Tuesday schedule started with the ASCC Land Grant 4H Nutrition’s special class for level 2 & 3. They taught the Food Safety, Balanced Meals and especially, what to eat more of and which items of the food pyramid should you eat less. The session ended with a treat of healthy snacks.

Wednesday was the repeat of the same lesson for the 4th & 5th graders, but the food preparation demonstrated how to make a “Fruit Smoothie.” That was also their treat of the day.

Before the beginning of classes and after school Wednesday morning, the whole school came out to the basketball court for Sumba Exercises. “That is a change, and all in Kanana Fou loved those two sessions,” said Eine, teacher of Level 1.

Thursday will be a repeat of the health classes for the 6th, 7th and 8th graders, where they will learn how to make pilikaki, eggs and vegetable paddies as healthy foods preparation and on Friday, the final day, they are to learn all about disaster safety measures from Homeland Security Office personnel.

“Hurricane, Fire and Tsunami preparedness will be their focus on the last day of the Health & Safety week at Kanana Fou Elementary premises, and we are all eager to know them all,” said Eline.



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