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A Nutritionist's Guide to Staying Healthy This Winter

Brought to you by Kara Pachniuk of Nourish + Nosh Nutrition
 
1. Sleep. Aim for 7-9 hours a night.  Setting bedtime alarms can help prompt you to get to bed earlier.  Staying away from screens and over stimulation will help your body fall asleep easier.  Sleeping is one of the best things you can do to increase immunity and recover quicker if sick.
2. Hydration.  During the winter months our bodies lose more fluid during the day.  Carry a water bottle with you to remind yourself to drink water throughout the day.  Avoid juices and energy drinks that contain a lot of added sugar and could affect sleep. 
3. Proper Nourishment.  Make sure meals are colorful and have variety.  Aim to have vegetables and protein at every meal, or at least 2 meals.  Roast a large tray of vegetables or pre-cut raw vegetables to have on hand for the whole family.  
4. Movement, Sunshine, and Fresh Air.  Bundle up and get outside.  Movement is important for energy, sunshine helps control circadian rhythm, and getting outside may help relieve stress.
5. Hand Washing.  Staying hydrated means more trips to the bathroom.  Added bonus here is more consistent hand washing.  It's one of the best things you can do to protect yourself this winter.
 
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Wellness Annual Reports

Wellness Committee Membership 2021-2022

Kristina Martineau, Superintendent

Fran Lagace, Director of Special Services, Chair

Lesley Wysocki, Business Manager

Tara Winch, High School Principal

Matt Talmadge, Middle School Principal

Ruth Rose, Elementary School Principal

Allison Carr, High School PE/Health Teacher

Jill Britton, High School Counselor

Tina Bennett, Middle/High School Nurse

Kayla Johnson, Elementary School Nurse

Erik Becker, M/HS Family and Consumer Science Teacher

Annie Shaffer, Food Service Director

Caty Halpin, Athletic Trainer

Tony Sharillo, YMCA Sr. Dir. of Membership, Health/Wellness

Kelly Landino, Parent

Kate Gilstad, Parent

Alyssa Lindquist, Parent, Westbrook Early Childhood Council Chair

Jodi Ouellette, Parent & MS Science Teacher

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Wellness Committee Information

WELLNESS COMMITTEE MEETING DATES

Please contact Fran Lagace if you would like to attend or need further
information.

Fran Lagace
Chairperson of the Westbrook Public Schools Wellness Committee
860-399- 7925
Email: flagace@westbrookctschools.org

Anyone interested in joining the Wellness Council, please contact Fran Lagace at 860-399-7925 or email at flagace@westbrookctschools.org