Grace goes pink on Wellness Wednesday

November 15, 2013 

Students in Belton’s Grace ECC “go pink.” They are, front row, from left, Anthony Choi, Ivan Garcia, Aidan Coronado, Edgar Martinez, Chase Siron and Brandon Youngback. Back row: Eliu Lemautu, Noelia Rodriguez, Leilani Madera, Aurora Orstad, Ayson Lopez, Selena Zheng, Tyler Fuller and Brayden Taylor.

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Wellness Wednesdays, Belton Grace Early Childhood Care and Education Center’s newest health and wellness initiative, are something to celebrate.

Each Wednesday morning, Grace staff are greeted with a message from wellness leader Heather Logue, encouraging joy, laughter, and stress relief in the form of silly videos, camaraderie and inspiration. The Grace Wellness committee provides gallons of fruit-infused water to encourage better hydration and the entire school exercises together during the “Jammin’ Minute” routine led by district nurse Sarah Cook.

Over lunch, Grace staff members gather to enjoy a zany and challenging hula-hoop workout, and after school, still more staff work out together with Jillian Michaels (on video) or Dave Kraft (strength and conditioning).

On Oct. 9, Jan Hardee and Joan Nash created a display of homemade pink treats and pertinent information, raising awareness about breast cancer and the upcoming event at Belton Regional Medical Center while encouraging staff to relax and take good care of themselves and each other.

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