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Monday, February 23

SNACKTIME Why fruits and veggies are important during the flu season

To keep your family in tip-top shape during the cold and flu season, make sure everyone is giving their bodies the resources they need to fuel their immune systems. This means fresh, healthy food!

Fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals (plant compounds) that help children stay strong and healthy.  These nutrients support skin, eyes, heart, and the digestive system. Did you know that eighty percent of our immune system is located in our digestive system?

Color Counts!
Try a variety from the rainbow colors listed below to help support your family's immune systems.

-Green fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, sugar snap peas, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, green beans, celery, spinach, kale, and bok choy.

-Red fruits and vegetables contain beta-carotene, known to be involved in the immune function. Some examples include cherries, cranberries, pomegranate, red/pink grapefruit, red grapes, watermelon, beets, red onions, red peppers, red potatoes, rhubarb, and tomatoes.

-Orange and yellow fruits and vegetables contain vitamin C and alpha/ beta-carotenes, which protect cell membranes. Examples include oranges, tangerines, papayas, apricot, cantaloupe, grapefruit, mango, papaya, pineapple, carrots, yellow pepper, yellow corn, squash, and sweet potatoes.

-Purple and blue fruits and vegetables contain anthocyanins and vitamin C. They have antioxidant benefits and help protect the body’s cells. Examples include blackberries, blueberries, plums, raisins, eggplant, and purple cabbage.

-White, tan, and brown foods contain flavonoids that protect cell membranes, which help support heart health and reduce cancer risks. Examples include bananas, pears, dates, cauliflower, mushrooms, garlic, onions, parsnips, turnips, white-fleshed potatoes, and white corn.

School-age children need between 1 1/2 to 3 cups of vegetables and 1 to 2 cups of fruit each day. A few bites at every meal can easily add up. Kids love to dip! Have sliced fresh fruit or vegetables ready for after-school snacks. Try dipping veggies or fruit in yogurt, bean dip, peanut butter, or low-fat salad dressing.

Submitted by Leslie Kay, MS, RD
Regional Dietitian for Nutrition Management Food Services

Image Credit: Everyday Families

Friday, October 22

ROOM MOM fairmont fitness

Shape Up With Fairmont Fitness!

NEW THIS YEAR! Turbo Kickboxing at Anaheim Hills

Mix up your routine with the balance, coordination and strength building moves of turbo kick boxing while burning approximately 900 calories in one hour! 

This high-intensity class is FUN and a great full body workout, incorporating a broad range of punches and athletic drills. Learn kickboxing skills while moving to energizing music. Using no equipment, this kickboxing workout incorporates a number of upper body punches and lower body kicks. See calendar below for dates.

Now Offering Classes at Mable Campus!

PILATES and ZUMBA classes now being held at our Fairmont Mable Campus. Join us at the Jr. High stage area starting October 21st for fun ways to get in shape!  See calendar below for dates.

Only $5.00 per class! (great way to help your campus
FPA earn money)
Taught by a certified and professional instructor
Anyone can do it! A fun way to tone up, lose inches, gain strength and get in amazing shape

Anaheim Hills Campus - Fitness Schedule
5310 E. La Palma Ave. Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
All fitness classes are held at the MPR

DATE                   TIME                 CLASS                
WED 10/27             5:30 PM               Zumba                       

WED 12/8              5:30 PM               Zumba                       

THURS 1/13            5:30 PM               Turbo Kick-Box          

WED 1/26              5:30 PM               Zumba                       

THURS 2/10            5:30 PM               Turbo Kick-Box          

WED 2/23              5:30 PM               Zumba                       

THURS 3/10            5:30 PM               Turbo Kick-Box         
WED 3/30              5:30 PM               Zumba                       

THURS 4/14            5:30 PM               Turbo Kick-Box          

WED 4/27              5:30 PM               Zumba                       

THURS 5/12            5:30 PM               Turbo Kick-Box         

WED 5/25              5:30 PM               Zumba                       

THURS 6/9             5:30 PM               Turbo Kick-Box         
All dates are subject to change, please check with your campus.

Mable Campus - Fitness Schedule

1557 W. Mable Street, Anaheim, CA 92802
All fitness classes are held at the Jr. High stage

DATE                   TIME              CLASS                
THURS 10/21           8:30 AM              Zumba                      

TUES 11/2             5:30 PM              Pilates                       

THURS 11/18           8:30 AM              Zumba                      

TUES  12/7            5:30 PM              Pilates                       

THURS 12/16           8:30 AM              Zumba                      

TUES 1/4              5:30 PM              Pilates                      

THURS 1/20            8:30 AM              Zumba                      

THURS 2/17            8:30 AM              Zumba                      

TUES 3/1              5:30 PM              Pilates                      

THURS 3/17            8:30 AM              Zumba                      

TUES 4/5              5:30 PM              Pilates                     

TUES 5/3              5:30 PM              Pilates                       

THURS 5/19            8:30 AM              Zumba                      

TUES 6/7              5:30 PM              Pilates                       

All dates are subject to change, please check with your campus.

All you need to bring is $5 and a mat (pilates only) or towel.

All levels welcome, no experience is necessary. Classes are open exclusively to the Fairmont community.

We hope to see you there!

Contributed by Fairmont Parent Association

Friday, September 10

ROOM MOM edgewood parent association updates

The Edgewood Campus Parent Association is organizing the Annual Back-to-School Picnic on September 24th.  This is a great family event.  It is a perfect opportunity for you to meet your child’s friends and get to know their teacher.  In addition to having the all you can eat bar-b-que, annual softball game, picnic games, and bungee trampoline, we will be having a silent auction and raffle.  We need your help in gathering items to be either auctioned off or raffled.   
If you, or your company, have any products/services that you would be willing to donate, please contact Jennifer Leathem at  All proceeds from the auction/raffle will go to the ECPA general funds to be used at the Edgewood Campus.

Don’t forget, Friday, September 17th will be the last day to buy tickets to the picnic.
Thank you for your support!

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood Campus