The Beville Wellness Initiative is a connection among the school community; students, parents, faculty and staff, designed to foster best practices with fitness, nutrition and health issues. Wellness information, announcements, events and tips will be updated by the following Beville school staff and faculty members:

Lyn Siebert: MSN, RN, Nationally Certified School Nurse, 2010 Virginia School Nurse of the Year
Hess Moore: Athletic Director and IB Physical Education Instructor & Department Chairperson
Anthony Futyma: IB Science Instructor and Internationally Certified Personal Trainer & Sport Nutritionist

Please utilize this resource in your daily efforts to become and remain fit for life, and please feel free to contact us here at school.

Announcements
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Sponsor: President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition (http://www.fitness.gov)

 

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active. Getting regular physical activity can benefit everyone – children, adolescents, and adults alike.

 

Here are just some of the benefits of physical activity:

• Children and adolescents – Physical activity can improve muscular fitness and bone and heart health.

• Adults – Physical activity can lower risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.

• Older adults – Physical activity can lower the risk of falls and improve cognitive functioning (like judgment and learning).

 

Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for everyone to get more physical activity.

Visit the NFL PLAY 60 website for fitness activities

Governors Nutrition and Physical Activity Scorecard
Beville Middle School participates in a program called "Governor's Nutrition and Physical Activity Scorecard."
The purpose of this program is to recognize and reward schools for implementing programs and policies that support proper nutrition and increased physical fitness activity levels. Beville has consistently met the criteria for the BRONZE level award as it competes locally and on a statewide level. Points are awarded according to their implementation of best practices, including
  • Providing a minimum of 225 minutes of physical education instruction, on average (two week block rotation) that promotes physical activity
  • Encourage students to design their own individualized nutrition and exercise plans
  • Creating school-community based Fitness & Nutrition Nights
  • Allowing only foods which meet minimum nutritional standards to be provided or sold during the school day
  • Selling only 100% fruit juice, water, or low fat milk.
YOUR TARGET HEART RATE and CALORIES BURNED DURING EXERCISE
YOUR TARGET HEART RATE and CALORIES BURNED DURING EXERCISE provide information for considerations during cardio workouts. They are located in the FILES section of this fusion page.
9-5-2-1-0 for Health!
The Prince William County School Nurses’ Health Awareness Committee has combined efforts with the Offices of Health & Physical Education and School Food and Nutrition Services to introduce a Divisionwide campaign for health and fitness named “9-5-2-1-0 For Health.” The program is designed to promote five healthy lifestyle behaviors which may be implemented by both students and staff. The goal of this campaign is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and related health problems.
 
The 9-5-2-1-0 For Health campaign will kick off on Monday, March 14 and extend through Friday, March 18.

Learn more about the "9-5-2-1-0 for Health" program by reading this fact sheet.

Join the the Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition by Tipping the Scales 4 Better Health!


MONTHLY FITNESS & NUTRITION TIPS
Monthly Fitness & Nutrition Tips  are available to you in the FILES section of this page...
Please see below. 



Governor's Physical Fitness Program for School Personnel
The Governor’s Physical Fitness Activity Challenge Program for all school personnel, sponsored by the Virginia Departments of Health and Education, offers a great opportunity to be recognized for physical fitness activities that promote personal health and supports the School Division’s Wellness Plan.
Prince William County Schools has established a goal of having at least a 30% participation rate among the school system staff. Serve as a great role model for fellow staff members and students by showing them the positive effects that daily exercise offers—both physically and mentally.

Click to view PWCSNotice 596-0-9
pertaining to this Challenge.
Click for the Program Overview and
Printable Activity Tracking Log.
This program is sponsored by the VDOE and the Virginia Department of Health's Cardiovascular Health Project.

Completed forms and logs for Beville Middle school participants are due
 April 30 2013,
to Anthony Futyma.
Wellness Links

Energy Balance 101
Giving Kids the Support they Need—for an Active, Healthy Lifestyle

Too many children today are at risk for serious diseases at an early age. They need resources, and leadership to maintain a balance between the energy they consume and the energy they expend through physical activity.

Energy Balance: 101 is based on that foundation, offering communities the guidance they need to support children.

Fit for 50 with Darrell Green
Fit For 50 is an innovative, interactive, web-based fitness program designed to get you Fit For 50 days – and beyond – regardless of your age (Darrell just happened to turn 50 this year).

This website provides daily video tips from Darrell Green and Inova doctors, designed to improve your fitness and lead a healthier life.

Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition
Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition is a grassroots coalition of local organizations including INOVA Health System, area school districts and others joined in a common goal: to promote better health for children of all ages.

PWCS Health & PE

Tipping The Scales

USDA - Food & Nutrition Services

USDA - Resource Library

Virginia Department of Health's Cardiovascular Health Project
The Virginia Cardiovascular Health Project (VCHP) seeks to lessen the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and improve the cardiovascular health of Virginians. It does this by encouraging changes in policy and the environment that promote healthy eating habits and physical activity throughout the state.