Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership, Success with Funds, Teamwork
The fresh-pressed cider was barely poured into the cups before several students at Floyd C. Fretz Middle School anxiously grabbed them and slurped down the sweet healthy juice in one gulp. This was just one of the wonderful opportunities students had during the Kickoff Event. The entire day of activities was held to promote health and the spirit of youth at the school.
The program is also a great way to get students to become more aware of responsible for their own health and making healthy choices, was the beginning of many wonderful and successful activities that will involve the FUTP 60 program this year.
At the apple press station, students were shown how to operate the antique press to create a drink that is a traditional fall refreshment. All students sixth through eighth were divided in small groups and had time to visit eight stations in the program.
The stations were operated by teachers from all curriculums; Art, Music, Computer Apps, Consumer Sciences, STEM, and Health & Physical Education. Each curriculum used their expertise to run each group activity.
Stations included NFL Flag Football program, dairy stations where they made smoothies, healthy snacks to include cheese sticks, fruit salsa, kale and a cider station. Computers were set up to sign up into the FUTP 60 website. The activity was sponsored by the Buffalo Bills which donated prizes for students win. The gymnasium was full of many NFL jerseys with students supporting their favorite team.
How did students and adults work together as a team?
The event was for all students and staff in the building. We had support from all Unified Arts teachers, Nutrition, Inc. our food service. Our student leaders were able to advertise the event and all adults in the building were on board for everything that needed to be done. It was a total team effort.
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