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6th Graders Will Run for Smoothies

By
Traci Conroy,   Coppergate Elementary
Play:
Snack Smarter Schoolwide
Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership, Success with Funds,  Teamwork
6th Graders Will Run for Smoothies

Three sixth grade classes were rewarded with a smoothie party based on the high percentage of students who improved their mile time in the Clay County Fitness Test.  Students used the five new blenders purchased with the Fuel Up to Play 60 grant funds received this year for the Snack Smarter Schoolwide play.  Our second graders were happy to share the kale they grew in the FUTP 60 garden that was built with previous grant funds for the smoothies.  Students enjoyed smoothies made with fresh fruit, low fat yogurt and kale as a healthy reward for their hard work.  Way to Go, Colts!

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

Students loved having a healthy food option for a reward. The blenders and equipment purchased will give our school the opportunity to introduce students to healthy snacks and educate them on how make them at home. The school administration has already asked to use the smoothie station for our faculty during Teacher Appreciation Week.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

The adults chose the blenders and equipment for the smoothie station. The students decided on ingredients, unpacked and set up the station, washed and prepared the fruits and vegetables for the station and made the smoothies.