Central springs into Wellness Month

Central emphasized Wellness Month with Spring into Wellness week, which included tables set up with healthy food options to sample and raffles through the Quest for Life line in the cafeteria during the week of March 12.
“We planned different events throughout the week to get students more involved in nutrition, teaching them about new grains, and we just wanted to try to get the word out there, since March is Nutrition Month,” said Irena Shnayder, a diatetic intern completing her studies by helping out at Central at the food tables.

Shnayder also mentioned the Quest for Life line as an example of ways to eat healthy at Central without compromising taste.“Quest for Life is supposed to be everything made from scratch– no preservatives, we’re going green, and we also give kids healthier options,” said Meghan Moran, a manager for Quest for Life.

There were raffles going on throughout the week, sponsored by the Wellness Committee and carried out through the Quest line. Anyone who purchased food from the Quest for Life line had their name entered into a raffle, and every day the school would pull three prizewinners.

“I love the new healthy line, the granola bars are so good. I didn’t even know it was here until recently.” said junior Cara Jaeger.

The Wellness Committee and Quest for Life put together these tables and raffles in order to promote the new Quest line offered in the cafeteria and expose students at Central to a healthy lifestyle.

Moran said, “It’s so important in so many ways. I know you’re young and your metabolisms are fast, but eating well really makes a difference in your performance at school and the way you think and also in sports. Everyone asks for healthier things, and now we have them.”