Healthy Schools

YMCA School

After the Bell

The YMCA partners with Girls, Inc and the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County to present “After the Bell” at Salem Avenue Elementary School.  This program offers after school activities to local students, including lessons on healthy eating and active lifestyles.


The benefits of healthy eating add up over time, bite by bite. Small changes matter. The YMCA promotes starting simple with MyPlate to local schools – teaching the benefits of eating well-balanced meals of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy.

A healthy eating routine is important at every stage of life and can have positive effects that add up over time. It’s important to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy and fortified soy alternatives. When deciding what to eat or drink, choose options that are full of nutrients. Make every bite count.  To learn more about a well-balanced plate, CLICK HERE.