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Blending Up Fun and Nutrition

Beth Russell,   Mooberry Elem. School
Community Involvement
Blending Up Fun and Nutrition
Using the vitamixers and supplies that we purchased through the grant, we have been able to partner with nutrition services and our garden club to provide healthy spinach and strawberry yogurt smoothies to our students and families at community events. We have had 3 successful family/community events where we served smoothies and provided recipes in both English and Spanish so that families can make their own smoothies at home. We are working on securing community partnership with local farms, dairies, etc. in order to sustain our efforts. It is exciting to watch our students take the lead on this project and foster good health in their school and at home.

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

We are collaborating with community partners, our district's nutrition services and our school's garden club to continue making smoothies and introducing students to new tastes.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students have invited their family members and teachers to join them in hosting the smoothie stations and in creating new recipes.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Students are more willing to try new flavors and foods as they have been introduced to the in the smoothies.