Health and Wellness

Health Courses

Health: CPR TrainingThe Health curriculum is designed to educate students in Grades 5 through 12 about a broad range of issues that are age appropriate and pertinent to their current health interests and needs. Information presented and discussed enables students to make informed decisions relative to their health, lifestyle, and ultimately to the quality of their life. A holistic approach to health, viewing the influences and substantial relationships among the physical, mental, and social components of health and their impact on the student’s overall level of well-being, is a primary focus.

The Middle School program is part of a comprehensive, sequential health curriculum that continues through the Upper School. Topics are presented at intervals to accommodate a timely introduction to the material and an opportunity for subsequent review of the subject matter in future years. This format enables teachers to present a topic during the Middle School years in a manner that students appreciate, relate to, and understand, with the knowledge that the same major areas will be reviewed and studied in greater depth and detail in later years as part of the Health curricular format.

Specific topics at the various grade levels include the following:

  • Grade 5: Hygiene, body systems, puberty
  • Grade 6: Drugs, tobacco, alcohol use/ misuse
  • Grade 7: Relationships, reproductive system, sex education
  • Grade 8: Nutrition, diseases

Read a comprehensive description of Physical Education and Health in the Upper School.

Healthy Foods by Choice

Dining Hall CommonsOur lunch service has been acknowledged by First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign as an industry leader in providing healthy food choices.

The Moorestown Friends School Dining Hall offers a wide variety of foods to accommodate all dietary needs. Through the Healthy Foods by Choice Program, we provide multiple food stations that continually change to enhance the dining experience:

Farm-To-Table Buffet Station
Freshly made daily entrees that are both delicious and well balanced. This includes a daily vegetable and starch harvested from local farms.

Made-To-Order Deli Station
Featuring the area’s finest luncheon meats by Dietz & Watson, served on whole wheat breads and rolls baked fresh daily.

Grab & Go Station
Featuring an array of items, from hot-off-the-grill chicken breast sandwiches to Momma’s world-famous meatball sandwiches. If you need to attend a meeting during lunch, this is your quick fix!

Make It Your Way Salad Bar Station
Featuring local farm fresh greens, an assortment of vegetables, and other healthy toppings, all topped off with a selection of our chef’s homemade dressings.

Satisfying Soup Station
Featuring daily homemade soups, delicious chilies, and hearty chowders that are sure to please.

Local Foods

Healthy Foods by ChoiceMoorestown Friends School and Choice Foods, Inc. are proud to support the following local vendors:

Arc Greenhouses (Shiloh, NJ), DeHarts Farm Fresh (Mantua, NJ), Flaim Farms (Vineland, NJ), Frank Donio Farms (Hammonton, NJ), Matro Family Farms (Winslow, NJ), Sunny Valley Int’l (Glassboro, NJ), Viereck Farms (Swedesboro, NJ), WM Schober & Sons (Monroeville, NJ), Amoroso’s Bakery (Philadelphia, PA), Dietz & Watson (Philadelphia, PA), Aqua Product (Cinnaminson, NJ), Sensational Host Inc. (Maple Shade, NJ), Philly Pretzel Factory (Stratford, NJ).

 

Current MFS families may read more about all of these services on myMFS.