For 30 days students at Holy Name of Jesus stayed in tune with their health by joining the 60 Minute Kids' Club.
The club is a free online program that supports physical literacy and health strategies, consisting of "two tools that support delivering and tracking healthy behaviours, and fundamental movement skills, to students 5-12 years old" (Source: 60 Minute Kids' Club).
Students in grade 4-8 used the Healthy Habits Tracker to monitor things like: physical activity, nutrition, screen time, hydration, sleep and mental health. The tracker then provides feedback to not only the students, but to their parents and teachers.
To add a little incentive, Holy Name of Jesus also participated in a 60 Minute Kids’ Club Healthy Habits Tracker Challenge, and competed with schools across Canada. Challenges are held three times a year and help students stay motivated.
In the Winter Challenge, Holy Name of Jesus came 1st in Hamilton, 3rd in Ontario and 6th in Canada.
When the program was complete, students reflected on their 30 days to determine how they could improve their lifestyle.
"By doing the Healthy Tracker, I realized that I need to eat more vegetables and fruit," said Emma.
Another student, Jetsia, mentioned that it encouraged her to be more active instead of sitting around and being on electronics.
"Overall, the students learned how to adopt a healthier lifestyle," said teacher Imaculada Moniz.