Recipe for Success Cooks Up a Healthy Lifestyle for All Students

November 14, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Schools across the state will soon have a new recipe to add to their collection. The West Virginia Board of Education had the opportunity during its November meeting to review a CD-Rom that outlines a plan for healthier lifestyles for all children in West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Education’s (WVDE) Office of Child Nutrition and the Office Student Services and Health Promotion developed the interactive tool.  

“A Recipe for Success” is a CD-Rom technical assistance tool designed primarily for principals. It will help administrators and educators in their efforts to improve physical activity and nutrition programs in West Virginia schools.  

“The key message that we are trying to convey is that students who are fit and well nourished perform better in school,” said State Schools Superintendent David Stewart. “Educators will find that this CD-Rom highlights best practices from across the state and will help schools incorporate healthier lifestyles into the classroom.”  

Six main topics are addressed on the CD-Rom: Assessing Your School, Breakfast, Curriculum, Physical Activity, Physical Education and Snacks and Parties. Each of these topics is an ingredient for children leading healthy lifestyles now and in the future.  

The CD-Rom will be given to principals throughout the state during upcoming conferences.  

For more information about the “Recipe for Success” contact Bane McCracken, Coordinator for the Office of Student Services and Health Promotion, at (304) 558-8830.

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