FITNUT, a health and fitness program presented by 7th graders, is coming again this year to South and East middle schools.
As Melonie Bennett, Director of Physical Education and Health, describes it in an email:
"FITNUT is an evening where students showcase different activities to their parents/guardians. Over the course of the month students in the 7th grade having been learning about being active, benefits of exercise, how to be active and the importance of nutrition. After the presentation students, parents/guardians and guests are invited to the cafeteria for healthy snacks made by the food services department and to look at posters/displays that the 8th grade health students have designed."
East Middle School will present the program on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. South on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
More information can be found on the South Middle School website: http://www.gpvillage.com/southms/page?hnd=103934.
"Each of the 7th grade physical education classes will be working on a routine that emphasizes health and fitness. During their physical education classes other topics will be discussed with their PE teachers such as: flexibility, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, heart rates, sports nutrition, making healthy choices, the food pyramid, calorie intake and calorie burn, body image, and muscle anatomy."