Lyman Hall Elementary School students and staff wore red and worked together to show their support for heart health awareness in observance of National Wear Red Day.
Art teacher Brittany Nearhoof helped students paint hearts, while classes throughout the school held discussions centered on the idea, “We want to be heart healthy.”
To raise awareness that heart disease is the
No. 1 killer of women in the United States, school nurse Heike Estis gave teachers information and presentation materials on healthy behaviors and the risk factors that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
The teachers also were encouraged to teach their students how to protect their hearts by eating a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables and exercising regularly, Estis said.
“The federally-funded fruit and vegetable program at Lyman Hall Elementary School provides excellent teaching and learning opportunities for our students and staff,” she said.