March is nutrition month at ­Sherbrooke Elementary

Matthew McCully
Staff Writer

As part of a month-long initiative at Sherbrooke Elementary School (SES) to promote healthy eating habits, the students were treated to fruit salad and a ride on a smoothie-making bicycle yesterday. According to Principal Anastasia Christodoulopoulos, SES is very focused on instilling healthy habits. A former winner of the Défi Pierre Lavoie energy cube challenge, Christodoulopoulos said the school doesn’t miss an opportunity to reinforce healthy eating and the importance of exercise. There were different activities and learning exercises throughout the month, like dressing in the colour of a specific fruit or vegetable. Yesterday was blue/purple, so the kids could debate the deliciousness of blueberries, grapes and even eggplant. The nutrition committee at the school, led by the gym teachers, also had a special treat for the students. Using grant money from the ­ministry of education to promote good nutrition, teacher Geneviève Paquin contacted the Fleurimont IGA Extra Couture, to order fresh fruit salad for the students. See full story in the Tuesday, March 20th edition of The Record.