Eat healthily. Drink Water. Get enough sleep. Exercise. These are things that we know we need to do but sometimes aren’t prioritized with all of our other commitments.
These basic needs are crucial to becoming our best selves. Eating well not only nourishes our body but also our minds. Eating a balanced diet will also help boost immunity and we can all use that, particularly as we return from half-term travels!
The Spirit Curriculum at Aiglon is an opportunity for students to focus on life skills, core values and character education. Before the break, the focus was on nutrition. Students were encouraged to think about their own nutrition and activity level and learned some tips and tricks for a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
The Aiglon restaurant provides delicious and well-rounded meals. However, the choice is yours! No one is going to count your cups of water or the number of deserts you take! It is important for students to become aware of their health habits and learn to self-regulate. Students have lots of resources if they have questions or concerns about their nutrition. Teachers, tutors, house parents, nurses and the wellbeing team are all available to offer support.
Take away tips:
- Eat mindfully and slowly
- Water makes up 60% of the human body-refuel regularly
- Read labels –5 ingredients or less
- Be aware of sugar content and choose natural sugars
- Whole fruits are better than fruit juice!
- Avoid soda and energy drinks
- Eat regularly –3 meals a day and healthy snacks!
About Kellie McGill
Kellie McGill is School Counsellor at Aiglon. Kellie has 20 years of experience in counselling in residential settings and also private and public schools. Kellie sees students for various needs and provides a safe and confidential space for students to explore their sense of self and all that comes with being a well rounded and successful individual and student. Kellie has additional training and experience in nutritional counselling.