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What to eat before exercising? 

Did you know that it is important to energize yourself by eating well before playing sports, or going for a run? Carbohydrates are the most important type of nutrient that someone need for energy before a game. You can get these by eating fruits, vegetables grains such as pasta, spaghetti, or breads. Avoid food containing high levels of sugar before a game, such as candy bars or pop.
     It is good to eat a meal with lots of energy and carbohydrates 2-3 hours before being active. This gives the food time to digest and prevents stomach cramps. Whole wheat toast, a banana, and a glass of milk would be a great pre-run or pre-game meal that is rich in carbohydrates.
     For a lighter appetite, early morning rush, or nervous stomach before a sports game or run, there are lots of easy ways to energize your body. Here is quick and easy way to make a delicious smoothie you can take on the go!

-1 cup of chocolate milk
-1 cup of water
-Half a cup of frozen strawberries
-Half of a banana
     You can substitute the strawberries and banana with berries or other fruit to make it the way you like!

 

 Our green thumbs are ready. Eel Ground First Nation School was busy Friday morning, planting their Community Garden. Students and Staff planted everything from beans and potatoes to squash and pumpkin. The project in conjunction with Canada's Feed The Children, educates students on the joys of gardening. A big thank you to Joe Simonson who built our Garden boxes and bins. We look forward to the fall harvest!

Here's what is happening this week at Eel Ground First Nation School:

Monday, June 2nd:Lunch today is clubhouse wrap and sliced fruit plate

Tuesday, June 3rd:Lunch today is sweet and sour meatballs with tossed salad

Grade 8 grads will be getting their Grad Pictures taken at the Band Hall at 4pm

Wednesday, June 4th:Lunch today is open faced chisken sandwich with peas and carrots

Thursday, June 5th:pasta bake and fruit salad

Friday, June 6th: fish burger with coleslaw

popcorn sale at recess, just one dollar a bag

The Turnaround Achievement Awards cermony was held on May 27th at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel.Twenty six students were recognized for their accomplishment in overcoming obstacles in their lives that interfered with their progress. Hailey Vicaire of Eel Ground First Nation School was among the students recognized at the awards. More than 200 people attended the gala event sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chatham and Beaubear Credit Union.

The Student Council will be holding a book sale this Friday morning. There will be a huge selection of books going at yard sale prices. It's a great chance to pick up some great summer reading for you and your children. All money raised goes towards Student Council projects.

What to drink when exercising? 
Water? Sport drinks? Electrolyte gels? Energy drinks? The choices you have in store are endless but which one are really worth it?
     Water is always a good choice. Water contains no calorie, no sugar, no additive, etc. Your body always needs water, even when you are not exercising. To be more environmental friendly, use a refillable water bottle. 
     Sport drinks like Gatorade or PowerAde are a mix of water, sugar, flavor and electrolytes (Sodium and Potassium). They might be useful but only in specific situation: when you exercise for more than 90 minutes at a moderate to vigorous intensity or when you exercise in very hot weather. If you go for a quick run or play one hour of soccer, water is still the best choice. 
     Energy drinks (ex: Redbull, Monster, Red Rain, Rockstar, Amp, Five hour Energy) claim to give you more energy and make you more alert. However, they contain too much caffeine and sugar and also contain other ingredients such as guarana, which has 2-3 times more caffeine than a coffee bean. Caffeine can cause nervousness, anxiety, stomach/intestinal upset, rapid heart rate, trouble sleeping, headache, fatigue, irritability and poor concentration. Most energy drinks contain more sugar and caffeine than what is recommended for kids and very close or over what is recommended for adults. On top of that, because they are still fairly new, their long term effect on our health is unknown. Therefore, energy drinks are never a good option and drinking them before exercising won’t give you energy to move but will make it dangerous to do physical activity. 
     Most electrolyte gels, powder, etc. are like sports drinks but in concentrated format so when consuming them, you also need to drink lots of water. Like sports drinks, you only need them when you exercise for long period of times. For example, someone that runs marathon might need more than water and their concentrated format makes them easier to carry than a sport drink. 
     
Bottom line: Unless you are an athlete in extreme competitions, water is always the best choice! 

 

Happenings this week at Eel Ground First Nation School:

Monday. May 26th:Lunch today is Pineapple and ham mini pizzas with veggie sticks

Tuesday, May 27th: Lunch today is Haddock fillet with Roasted potato wedges and sliced cucumber

Art class with Miss Johnson after school

Wednesday, May 28th:Lunch today is Submarine sandwich and strawberry rhubarb crisp with frozen yogourt

 

 

Adventures In Miramichi (AIM) is offering two camps in July. The Day Camp is for students 10 to 15 old and is being held from July 14th to 18th . Visit Adventure Camphttp://asd-n.nbed.nb.ca/sites/all/modules/extlink/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;"> . There will be a Leadership Camp from July 6th to 11th for students 15 to 17 old. Visit Leadership Camphttp://asd-n.nbed.nb.ca/sites/all/modules/extlink/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;"> .

 

 

Miramichi's 6th annual Fusion Festival is all about fun family! This year's event will take place Saturday, May 24th in the Miramichi. All funds raised goes to the Autism Resource Center. Come one, come all!

 

How good is physical activity for you? Did you know that by increasing your physical activity you can greatly reduce your chances of getting sick?  You will also be happier and healthier!  Some benefits of being physically active includes better health, improved fitness, better posture and balance, better self-esteem, stronger muscles and bones, feeling less stressed and more relaxed, increased concentration/ better academic score, etc. In other words, it helps you feel good!  Physical activity also helps decrease the risk of having heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, depression, colon cancer, etc. 
     
Adults should accumulate at least 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity, plus some exercises that will strengthen muscle and bone at least twice a week. 
     
School-aged children and youth should accumulate at least 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity. This should include vigorous-intensity activities at least 3 days per week and activities that strengthen muscle and bone at least 3 days per week, 
     
It is also recommended that children and youth limit their inactive time by limiting their screen time (other than school-related) to 2 hours daily (this includes all electronic devices), limit long period of time sitting and maximize time spent outdoor throughout the day. View guidelines online (for all ages)http://asd-n.nbed.nb.ca/sites/all/modules/extlink/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 12px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">  .

 

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