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May 3, 2019

3 Meaningful Ways to #ThankATeacher During Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers play a crucial role in our children’s lives and their impact extends far beyond the classroom. As mentors and role models, teachers can empower students to develop the healthy habits needed for a bright and successful future. 

This Teacher Appreciation Week, join us as we express our gratitude for teachers’ unwavering commitment to their students’ success and well-being. 

Is there a teacher in your life who deserves some recognition? Show your appreciation with one of these simple acts of gratitude.  


#1 Offer your time and expertise

Let a teacher know you value their commitment to creating a healthy learning environment by offering your time and expertise to support their health and wellness initiatives. Volunteer to spearhead a healthy fundraiser or offer to shop for non-food rewards they can use with students. 

Discover more ways to support healthy classrooms


#2 Gift a moment of self-care

Help a teacher take a moment to practice some healthy self-care with a wellness-inspired gift and a message of appreciation.  Try one of these options or create a pairing of your own.

  • A box of herbal tea with a card that reads, “You’re a TEA-riffic teacher!”
  • A plant with a card that reads “Thank you for helping students grow!”
  • A small fruit basket with a card that reads “You make learning so a-peel-ing!”


#3 Host a teacher luncheon 

Enlist fellow volunteers to organize a healthy potluck that will help teachers refuel with a healthy meal. Try a taco or salad bar for a quick, buffet-style meal that offers plenty of fresh fruit and veggie options. Decorate the space with messages of appreciation from students and family members and display teacher fitness break cards to inspire some mid-day movement. 


How will you #ThankATeacher this week? Let us know!

Visit #TeachersTAKE5, in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente, to discover more ways to support healthy teachers. Then, tag @HealthierGen in your Teacher Appreciation Week photos and messages on social media.