Chesapeake pre-school takes steps to get students healthier

Posted at 7:33 PM, Jan 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-16 19:33:19-05

Chesapeake, Va. - A pre-school is taking steps to make their students healthier.

Wood Creek Country Day School is one of the first schools in the area to participate in a health training program through Nemors, a national children’s health system. The training taught administrators how to prepare healthier lunches and how to incorporate more physical activity into the school day.

Some immediate changes could be found in the lunchroom. The menu changed from chicken fingers and French fries to cauliflower, oranges and sandwiches on whole wheat bread.

Once training was completed, the school was given a $500 grant. Administrators plan to use the money to create an outdoor water fountain for children to use while at recess.