Special Education Teacher
Southern Middle School
Find Me On: Twitter: @healthystark
A Bit About Me
Favorite Healthy Snack:
Almonds and grapes
Favorite Way to Be Physically Active:
Running and biking
Song that Always Gets You Moving:
“Hit the Lights” – Metallica
Favorite Cookbook/Blog: www.100daysofrealfood.com
Your Inspiration for Being Healthy:
I want to be a healthy role model for my family.
What motivated you to apply to be an ambassador?
I wanted to learn more about how to create a healthier environment in school.
Why do you feel it is important for schools to be a part of the fight against childhood obesity?
Kids spend so much time at school; we can be such an influence on their lifestyle.
What’s your proudest accomplishment in creating a healthier generation?
My children’s school is slowly creating a healthier environment one change at a time.
If you could make one healthy change in your school or community, what would it be?
We should move from food as reward to only activity-based rewards.
What is a word of advice for others who would like to make a healthy change in his or her community?
It’s important to find advocates in your community to partner with. It’s uphill if you try to do it on your own.
There are many ways to join the movement to support childhood health. You can transform an entire school into a healthier environment or simply share resources with your community.
In Your State
Take a look at the childhood obesity epidemic in your state and see what’s being done to support the health of your kids.