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3rd Annual FUTP 60 Family Night Health Fair

Donette Clendenin,   Troutman Elementary
Community Involvement,  Physical Activity Participation
3rd Annual FUTP 60 Family Night Health Fair

Fuel Up to Play 60 is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their health by implementing long term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. As part of the FUTP 60 program, Troutman Elementary hosted a FUTP 60 Family Night/ Health Fair on Friday, March 3rd from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. Our goal was to educate families on how to make healthy food choices and get 60 minutes of activity a day. In the gym, we had physical activities set up for families to do together, such as tennis, martial arts, jumping rope, kick boxing, and Zumba. In the cafeteria, local businesses, community organizations, and restaurants set up tables displaying wellness information along with healthy food choices. Students also enjoyed meeting and playing with our special guests: Sir Purr from the Carolina Panthers, Chick-fil-a Cow (Statesville), Harry the Dragon from Harris Teeter, McGruff the Detective Dog (Iredell County Sheriff’s Office), Wendy from Wendy’s, Troutman and Rory McFiercely III (Jump Rope for Heart Zoo Crew) the . We had an awesome turnout with 34 vendors in attendance and an additional 5 businesses who donated door prizes. Our goal was to bring families together and educate them on how they can have fun being active together and how to make healthy choices. Hearing the laughter and seeing smiling faces assured us that our goal was met by the end of the night.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Our FUTP60 Leadership team worked along with program advisors to invite participants and advertise for the event. Students learned a new Drum Alive Video to perform at the end of the night along with a Martial Arts Performance and Zumba class. Over 35 businesses and organizations participated and supported our students and families.