Keeping Healthy at Belmont

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The sun was shining and the weather was the perfect temperature as the students at Belmont Elementary School in North Babylon took part in their annual Healthy Run. Organized by physical education teacher Shannon Halleran, with assistance from physical education teacher Bill Monroe and student teacher Joseph McDonnell, the students gathered in grade-level groups to run the quarter mile around the school field. With music playing in the background, the kindergarten through fifth-grade students warmed up their muscles, got their blood flowing, and raised their heart rates as they did jumping jacks and stretched their limbs in preparation for their brisk run. Upon completion, the runners received breakfast prepared by the PTA.
    
“Today is an opportunity for us to reinforce with the students the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and beginning every day by eating breakfast,” remarked Ms. Halleran.