Today is World Kindness Day. Regardless of where you live in the world, make the effort to do at least one simple act of kindness today. The timing of this celebration is perfect with the holiday season fast approaching. People get caught up in the craziness that the season typically brings and forget what the season is truly about. After all, it is supposed to be the season of giving, right? What a great way to bring your family together and teach your kids about generosity and doing nice things for others!
With September being National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to showcase a long time partner organization, The Oliver Foundation, a Houston-based 501(c)(3) non-profit operating foundation dedicated to the prevention of childhood obesity. In fact, they were integral players in the creation and development of our OWG Shorts!
We love the creative way that Golden Grove Elementary in Palm Beach County, FL used The OrganWise Guys materials AND that the whole school and community partners got involved! Dr. Estibaliz Gastesi shared how an OWG musical show, performed by her students this spring, was inspired by an OWG Assembly. Not only was the entire school so excited for this special show, but students and faculty alike learned about the importance of taking care of their bodies. We spoke with Dr. Gastesi to get some background information on the performance, and how this creative show can be replicated in your own school.
We are excited to feature Ashley Griffin, who happens to be OWG President, Dr. Michelle Lombardo’s niece. She recently returned from a student teaching stint in Costa Rica where she had the opportunity to incorporate OWG into her lessons. Below she shares her teaching experience using ‘the Guys’ in Costa Rica. (more…)
This week (May 6-10) is School Nutrition Employee Week! We are so incredibly grateful to all the hardworking school nutrition professionals for serving children healthy meals every day. Now is the perfect time to recognize the hardworking foodservice professionals in your school cafeterias. The School Nutrition Association (SNA) has designated this week to remind everyone that our foodservice personel are true superheros! To celebrate, make this year the best year yet for your school foodservice program. Here are some OrganWise tips: