Workshop for FCPS To Offer Simple School Wellness Practices

A free workshop for Fayette County teachers and administrators that is devoted to simple and sensible school wellness practices that educators can put into place immediately has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8, 5-8 p.m. at the FCPS Warehouse on 1126 Russell Cave Road.

The event, which includes a free dinner and offers professional development credits, is sponsored by the Tweens Nutrition and Fitness Coalition, FCPS and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

Tweens-Coalition-logoThe workshop will outline practical, realistic actions that teachers and principals can take to create healthier school environments that enhance academic performance and good behavior.

Attendees will learn the latest science behind school wellness and effective sound bytes for communicating this information in their schools (“Exercise is like Miracle Gro for the brain”).

They’ll also hear about how to put wellness polices into action. Break-out sessions for elementary, middle and high school personnel will feature teachers from across the district who will share strategies that have worked in their classrooms.

The free dinner will be catered by Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen and will include salads and soups.

Door prizes include a three-month YMCA membership, dinner for two from Alfalfa restaurant, a Good Foods Co-op gift certificate and The Massage Center yoga classes.

Teachers are encouraged to promote this workshop to their peers. The goal is to have at least two representatives from each school. Parents can encourage their children’s teachers and principals to attend the workshop.

Preregistration is required and registration is limited. Contact