Monday, February 29, 2016

Toss Out Fad Diets – Adopt Healthy Eating for Life!

March is National Nutrition Month

This just in from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – fad diets are out.  Healthy eating is in! Healthy eating is a balanced approach to everyday food decisions – not a diet that focuses on eating one thing, avoiding one thing, odd food combinations, or starving yourself!

As the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, the Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

So let’s celebrate National Nutrition Month in March by choosing one new healthy eating habit. Visit the Academy at for ideas, or come to a SkyWell Club meeting to share your thoughts on what we can do at Skyline to promote healthy eating for life!

Live Well | Think Well | SkyWell

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Volunteering and Personal Wellness

Volunteering Helps you Stay Connected

I just read a tweet about the art of volunteering and its positive impact on personal wellness – both body and soul. It got me thinking.

Giving Back. Showing you care. Demonstrating community concern and taking action. Volunteering is one specific way to stay connected and improve the lives of people around you. And it’s important all year long.

Last month, our SkyWell representatives volunteered at the #SJJoinMe Luminary Walk. When I asked students if they would be interested in helping to set up, clean up and play flashlight tag during the Friday night event sponsored by St. Joe’s Mercy Health System, a dozen hands shot up instantly. Volunteering at its best - for the fun and joy of getting involved and giving back.  SkyWell reps also volunteer at Peace Neighborhood Center, the Ann Arbor Y, Project Healthy Schools and many other organizations in our community.

SkyWell in and of itself is a volunteer activity. As a Skyline High School club, members discuss ways to improve school wide wellness and plan events that they feel will make a difference. They do this after school and over the summer, donating their time and great ideas to impact our school culture of wellness. Our January Wellness Expo was held during school hours, but quite a bit of planning and preparation after hours went into making it a success. It’s the volunteers who make a difference every day. And we appreciate them very much!

Thank you SkyWell for another great Wellness Expo. We look forward to hearing about the survey responses, which will guide your efforts next year in helping to make Skyline High School the healthiest high school in Michigan.

Live Well | Think Well | SkyWell