Nutrition & Fitness

Proper nutrition and exercise play a vital role in maintaining good health. Beyond simply choosing the right foods and getting enough physical activity, it's important to create a balance between the types of foods, calories and exercise because too much or too little of any one thing can sometimes cause problems.
 

How Do I Check My Fitness?


Body Mass Index (BMI)


Body Mass Index is a number calculated from a person's weight and height, and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. However, this chart is not to be used as a diagnostic tool for assessing body fatness or overall health. If your BMI is outside the "normal" range (between 18.5 and 24.9), it is recommended that you talk with your health care provider.

How Much Physical Activity Do I Need?


Regular physical activity is important for maintaining proper weight, but the amount and intensity needed varies among ages and lifestyles. Studies show that the average person should enjoy at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week in order to maintain current body weight. There is no " one " best means for exercise, so choose the thing you like best and enjoy.

Scheduling a Class


You can view our calendar of classes or to schedule a health promotion class, please call 636-949-7400 or use the online form.

Nutrition Classes For Schools & Day-Care Centers


The Two Bite Club


Length: 30 minutes

Using the story The Two Bite Club, students learn the importance of trying new foods and of eating foods from each food group. The class also emphasizes the importance of physical activity in a daily routine.

Healthy Choices for a Healthy Me


Length: 30 - 45 minutes

Focused at grades 3-6, this presentation introduces nutritional concepts like nutrients, MyPlate / MyPyramid, and healthy food choices. The class also emphasizes the importance of physical activity in a daily routine.

MyPyramid & MyPlate


Length: 45 - 60 minutes

Aimed at grades 6 - 7, this program focuses on dietary guidelines, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPyramid and MyPlate concept, portion sizes and the importance of eating a well-balanced diet.

Nutrition


Length: 45 - 60 minutes

Focusing on 8th graders, this presentation covers the 6 basic nutrients (water, minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins and fats) and their roles in body development. The class also reviews MyPyramid / MyPlate models and portion sizes to create a healthful diet.

Nutrition 101


Length: 45 - 60 minutes

For teens, this presentation covers the 6 basic nutrients (water, minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins and fats) and their roles in body development. The class also reviews MyPyramid / MyPlate models and portion sizes to create a healthful diet.

Sports Nutrition


Length: 60 minutes

Aimed as an introduction to sports nutrition for adolescents, this class introduces the concept of using nutrition and diet in relation to athletic performance. Concepts include the type and quantity of fluids/foods to help create maximum results, the benefits of nutrients for the body, and the use of supplements or organic substances.

When Food Becomes and Enemy (Eating Disorders)


Length: 60 minutes

For teens and young adults, this presentation addresses anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder in an attempt to combat myths and other common beliefs.