Students get a taste for healthy living

Pictured at the Food Pyramid Display at Schoil Mhuire last week are 1st year students Alannah Twohig, Ellen Mullins and Kate Kearney (kneeling). Mairead Murphy, Aine Hahessy and Emily Foskin.
Scoil Mhuire Secondary School in Carrick-on-Suir ran its sixth annual Healthy Living Week from January 12 to 16 to promote healthy eating and living among its students.

Scoil Mhuire Secondary School in Carrick-on-Suir ran its sixth annual Healthy Living Week from January 12 to 16 to promote healthy eating and living among its students.

It was an enjoyable and informative week filled with tasty homemade healthy snacks, meals and drinks and exercise classes for all.

There were talks by nutritionists, relaxing yoga sessions, gym sessions with a professional trainer and cookery demonstrations by local chefs.

Health themed art posters painted by 2nd year art students and food pyramid displays were exhibited around the school.

There were leaflets and booklets to take home packed with advice on maintaining good health, and best of all, students got to eat and drink the fresh delicious and nutritious treats they made in class.

The week long campaign promoted an holistic approach to well being encompassing care of the mind and body together with healthy eating, relaxation time, exercise and dance time.

The pursuit of hobbies balanced with work time and socialising was promoted in an upbeat way.

Scoil Mhuire’s Healthy Living Committee thank their generous sponsors: Murphy’s SuperValu, Iverk and Esso, Ballylynch as well as all the practitioners and chefs who took time to visit the school and all who participated in the events.