About 15 members of the newly-formed Student Nutrition and Activity Council (SNAC) took to the smaller gymnasium after school today to work out on the climbing wall and "vertical junkyard" along with physical education teachers Robert Leto and Michael Turgeon.
The group's advisors recently won a $2,500 grant through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. The club advisors are Jaime Muscato, Elaine Geniti, Mischelle Gustafson and Connie Zack.
The money will be used to fund club activities designed to teach students how to make healthier nutritional choices and make fitness a lifestyle not just while they are in high school but for life.
Some of the activities taking place this year include cooking classes, fitness classes (such as Zumba(R), yoga, Pilates, Spinning, etc), outdoor community events (snow shoeing & cross country skiing), lessons on understanding nutrition, dietary needs for fitness events etc.
Muscato said the club, which draws 18-40 students depending on the activity, has been steadily gaining in popularity since it's first meeting in November. "We are excited by how enthusiastic the high school students are for a club of this nature," said Muscato, who teachers remedial reading.
Here are a few pictures from today's activity. Click on each photo to enlarge it: