Topic: FCS Healthy Buddies

Wrapping Up another Healthy School Year

Healthy BuddiesThe battle against childhood obesity is making headway in five Monmouth County public elementary schools thanks to a special program led by volunteers from FCS, (Family & Children’s Service), Monmouth County’s oldest private, nonprofit social service agency. Now in its fourth year, Healthy Buddies partners adult volunteers with students in the classroom, guiding them in making healthy choices by leading nutrition lessons, promoting physical activity and providing healthy snacks. (more…)

Celebrating Another Healthy Year!

IMG_4090The school year is quickly drawing to a close and with it, the end of another successful year for Family & Children’s Service’s (FCS) new in-school volunteer program, Healthy Buddies. To celebrate, students at the four participating Healthy Buddy schools were recently treated to an end-of-year party complete with a variety of healthy snacks, of course! Modeled after FCS’s highly-regarded Reading Buddies program designed to advance childhood literacy, Healthy Buddies partners specially trained volunteers, age 55 and older, with students in the classroom, helping children learn the attitudes and behaviors needed to maintain and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.  (more…)