Lido supports healthy lifestyles and habitats

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Long Beach Public Schools’ Lido Elementary School observed its annual Health Week between April 24-29 with culminating events that celebrated Earth Day. This year’s theme was, “Find your selfie…be healthy!”

The program kicked off with a Stay Active Day, during which students wore their favorite team jerseys or sports shirts and heard a presentation about healthy food choices led by Director of Food and Nutrition Services Steven Kamlet. They also counted steps around the track for a Math-in-Motion exercise. Health Week also involved a presentation about the importance of hand washing, led by Nurse Teri Polivy, and various activities that promoted fitness, mindfulness, reading and getting sufficient sleep.

Students got moving in Zumba and yoga sessions, and the entire school gathered to dance to “Can’t Stop the Feeling” on the school’s lawn. Thanks to the efforts of PTA members, who donated seeds and volunteered their time, students ranging pre-K through fifth-grade planted flowers in the Lido Habitat.

As a highlight and conclusion to the week, Lido’s Habitat Committee organized a special event on Saturday, April 29. Students and their parents spent time exploring nature and planting perennials, vegetables and fruits. The “I Love Long Island” signs were put into the ground indicating that no pesticides or high nitrogen fertilizers were used.