A Healthy Start to New School Year 2019-2020

by Rebecca Webb
August 22, 2019

With the new school year underway, we wish the school children a healthy and productive year! 

Academic performance is linked to having proper rest, getting proper nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle.  In McLean, school ratings are excellent and excellent food choices and nutrition for students is equally important. 

At Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), they believe "daily access to food and nutrition is essential for children to succeed and reach their full potential." provides the list for the daily menu at Chesterbrook Elementary and other Fairfax County schools.  For every meal, two vegetables and one fruit is provided, including one milk.  

Carrying over healthy eating conversation with children at home is important for good overall balance.  Colorful snacking boards with a variety of fruit and vegetable for children is rewarding in visual appeal and healthy eating.  

Virginia offers delicious opportunities to finding good food with children such as:

The CDC provides data about the links between healthy students and eating habits that supports proper nutrition for students such as these Core Messages:**

  • Healthy students are better learners 
    • Healthy students are better on all levels of academic achievement: academic performance, education behavior, and cognitive skills and attitudes.
  • Schools can influence eating and physical activity behaviors
    • Students spend much of their time at school, and may eat as many as 2 out of 3 meals per day and may get much of their physical activity at school. 
  • Healthy, successful students help build strong communities

    • Investing in the health of students contributes to healthy communities in the future.

  • All students deserve the opportunity to be healthy and successful

    • Providing access to healthy foods and physical activity plays an important role in the academic achievement of students.



**Core Messages provided by CDC -

Office of Food and Nutrition Services, FCPS -

Nutrislice - Nutrislice is the link where you can check your child's menu for the day or week at their school.

Chesterbrook Elementary School Lunch Menu -

Rebecca Webb is a long time friend and colleague of Lizzy Conroy. Rebecca works in the capacity of marketing and business development, writing and social media. Before working with Lizzy in the real estate field, Rebecca worked on Lizzy's Leukemia and Lymphoma Man and Woman of the Year Campaign Team, helping the hard working team win both the local and national championship. Additionally in their past partnerships, Rebecca worked with Lizzy in business development of US partnerships on behalf of The English Manner, a British Etiquette and Luxury Travel company under the leadership of UK-Partner Alexandra Messervy and US-partner Genie Ford.
A busy mother of six children, Rebecca enjoys the brain-break of marketing and writing. At University, Rebecca received her undergraduate degree in English with a minor in Spanish from George Mason University. Her Spanish minor took her degree studies to Seville and Madrid, with a heritage nod to her ancestors from Valencia. Rebecca's love of travel extends to her Australian husband and their multicultural family life and extended family abroad.
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