Susan Wood, Alabama

Consultant, Retired School Nutrition Director

Retired Central Office

City, State:
Hoover, AL

A Bit About Me

Favorite Healthy Snack:
Fresh fruit and trail mix

Favorite Way to Be Physically Active:
Walk and hike

Your inspiration for Being Healthy:

Live a long, healthy, active life!

What motivated you to apply to be an ambassador?
Help other school nutrition professionals implement change positively

Why do you feel it is important for schools to be a part of the fight against childhood obesity?
Students spend the majority of their day at school and often eat breakfast, lunch and a snack at school. It’s a safe environment where kids can learn new behaviors.

What’s your proudest accomplishment in creating a healthier generation?
My proudest accomplishments have been helping local schools implement the district wellness policy and making changes in fundraising activities.

If you could make one healthy change in your school or community, what would it be?
Teachers and faculty should integrate nutrition into the curriculum on a regular basis.

What is a word of advice for others who would like to make a healthy change in his or her community?
Don’t try to do everything at once. Establish priorities and establish 2-3 goals to accomplish a year. Aim for one goal each semester.

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