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Beaumont Middle Teams Up for Success

By
Henry Griffin,   Beaumont Middle School
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Access to Healthy Foods,  Physical Activity Participation

The cafeteria managers and physical education teachers at Beaumont Middle teamed up to implement Fuel Up to Play 60. The breakfast participation was in need of a boost and the students were not logging enough minutes of physical activity each day. The PE teacher worked with the teachers to implement in-class activity breaks through the use of the Brain Breaks books, which were provided to all teachers, along with a professional development activity utilizing the book. Now, the students are enjoying a few minutes of activity during their classes throughout the school day. The PE teacher also facilitates intramurals during the morning before school. Now, the students are getting active before school and during school. The cafeteria manager is implementing new marketing strategies and new menu items to increase breakfast participation. The school is planning to launch grab and go breakfast at the entrance of the school in the near future. Breakfast participation has increased as a result of our new stratagies.

How did you accomplish your goals?

Building a team -- school nutrition and physical education teacher working together. Getting all teachers involved and understanding the benefits of physical activity and eating breakfast.

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

We will be able to continue with the brain breaks and will continue to expand our breakfast program, encouraging more students to participate.