Wellness Week: More yoga and a restaurant offering greens and tonics

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Ms. Patty Blank and Ms. Kristina Hess stand behind their Green and Tonic display with Sacred Heart seniors. Cheyann Greirson ’16

Seniors Daisy Flores, Alexis Karas, Sophia Barbosa, and Yahnah Johns-Woodby planned an exhibit during lunch from vegan and vegetarian health food restaurant and juice bar, Green and Tonic.

Green and Tonic offers samples to Upper School students during lunch. Cheyann Greirson '16
Green and Tonic offers samples to Upper School students during lunch.
Cheyann Greirson ’16

Director of Nutrition Education, Ms. Kristina Hess, and Operations Manager for the stores, Ms. Patty Blank set up a table of the restaurant’s product samples in the new lunch room. They handed out samples of cold pressed juices, smoothies, chia browns, and chia pudding. 
Green and Tonic is located in four locations in Connecticut including Greenwich. The store was founded in 2011 and its main goal is to provide a balance between healthy and clean, and delicious food, according to greenandtonic.com.
“We encourage young people to put green in your diet and enjoy your food,” Ms. Blank said. “Green is good.”
The Greenwich store will have a Wellness Night, November 17 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm for high school students, meant to teach students about the importance of healthy and balanced diet.
For more information about the event, please email [email protected]
In addition to the event at lunch, Upper School Science Teacher Dr. Kristina Gremski led a ten minute
Upper School students laying down during their guided mediation with Dr. Gremski Cheyann Greirson '16
Upper School students laying down during their guided mediation with Dr. Gremski
Cheyann Greirson ’16

guided yoga class during break, open to students.
“The purpose of yoga is not exercise, the purpose of yoga is finding God within yourself,” Dr. Gremski said.
 
– Cheyann Greirson, Co-News Editor