Tomorrow: Thousand Islands Central School Wellness Fair

Better Farm will participate tomorrow in the Thousand Islands Central School Wellness Fair, slated from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for students and 3-6 p.m. for the public Friday, March 16, in the Thousand Islands High School gymnasium.

Every student in the high school is expected to attend the event, which is funded by the Carol M. White Physical Education Program Grant. That grant is designed to initiate, expand, and enhance physical education programs, including after-school programs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The event will also feature tours of the new wellness center at the high school.

Grant recipients must implement programs that instruct students in healthy eating habits, good nutrition, and physical fitness activities. This includes fitness education and assessment to help students understand, improve, or maintain their physical well-being. Students will receive instruction in a variety of health, motor skills, and physical activities designed to enhance the physical, mental, and social or emotional development of every student, and to promote physical fitness that supports a lifelong healthy lifestyle.

Better Farm will have a booth at this event with trail guides and maps of hiking opportunities within the Indian River Lakes Conservancy, information about our sustainability internship program and betterArts residencies, a sign-up sheet for the upcoming Earth Day cleanup in Redwood, Better Farm membership opportunities and merchandise, and tons of information about ways individuals can start living healthier, more sustainable lifestyles. Hope to see you there!

Thousand Islands Central School is located at 8481 County Route 9 in Clayton, N.Y., 13624.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.