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Make healthy food choices to stay healthy
March 18, 2024

By Charlene, Haleigh, Natalia, and Kaden, East Norriton Bulldog Bulletin | Eating unhealthy food is common. However, it’s important to ensure you get the proper nutrition.

According to the Kids Health website, one good way to do so is to fill your diet with variety. Eating different kinds of foods not only keeps our meals interesting and flavorful, but it is also the key to a healthy and balanced diet as each food has a mix of nutrients.

Kids Health also suggests creating a food rainbow by choosing colorful fruits and vegetables to keep your meals healthy and exciting.

With these ideas in mind, East Norriton Middle School teachers share the following tips for staying healthy.

Computer Science Teacher Mrs. DiVirgilio recommends avoiding fried items or items with a lot of salt and butter.

Music Teacher Mr. Trujillo advises against overeating candy or drinking soda.

Mrs. Possoff, a sixth-grade reading teacher, suggests moderating the amount of food you eat and enjoying what we love without overdoing it to maintain a healthy and balanced diet.

Mrs. Cairns, a sixth-grade math teacher, advises incorporating salad and fruits into every meal, reducing the amount of salt and butter in our meals, and making small changes that can make a big difference in our overall health and well-being.

Mrs. Kile, a fifth-grade math teacher, emphasizes the importance of including fruits, vegetables, and proteins in our diet to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

According to Mrs. Schreiber, an eighth-grade reading teacher, incorporating salad and proteins into our daily meals is a great way to stay healthy.

“I like to make apples and peanut butter as a healthy snack, said Mrs. Ford, a fifth-grade science teacher. She added, “Yes, sometimes I go on little spurts where I eat junk food and then feel bad.” That’s why she says healthy snacks are a great option.

So try to find some healthy alternatives to candy and junk food to keep yourself healthy and happy.

Illustration by Juliana, fourth grade, Cole Manor, 2022-23.

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