2015 Rewards Summit
- Kristin Erickson, FERGUS FALLS AREA LRNG CENTER
- Student Leadership
It all began in the fall of 2014 when the ALC student advisory council members worked with Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisors, the school principal, and a PartnerSHIP 4 Health public health nurse to engage in Fuel Up to Play 60. The students completed a school health investigation, registered on the Fuel Up to Play 60 website, surveyed their peers, attended school wellness committee meetings to share their findings, lobbied for a salad bar and created a school store.
How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?
The students plan to meet the challenge to be healthy role models by encouraging healthy behaviors among their peers. They plan to invite their peers to get active with them as well as incorporate active and outdoor activities into the weekly ALC Friday Afternoon “Game Day" event.
How did you accomplish your goals?
Several of the students agreed that the Summit motivated them to increase their physical activity and eat healthier. Mason stated, "The summit got me active. Now I do ladder exercises and get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day. I cut down on candy and pop and drink juice or water." Connor agreed, "I never worked out before. I now started exercising at least 60 minutes a day, running and lifting dumb bells at home." Jesse noted, "Now I go outside more and practice football moves with my neighbors."