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Breakfast of Olympic Champions

By
Erica Phelps,   Robinson Elementary School
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Access to Healthy Foods, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership, Success with Funds,  Teamwork
Breakfast of Olympic Champions
Our Breakfast of Olympic Champions was a true team effort! Our Fuel Up to Play 60 team made their own team shirts and created all of the before school Olympic games. We partnered with food service to offer whole grain 'Olympic Ring' bagels with a rainbow of fruit options. Breakfast was offered free to all students to promote the importance of eating breakfast and show them that school breakfast can be fun and tasty! We were overwhelmed by the number of kids and staff that participated. All participants received a medal! Our event included help from administration, food service, teachers, parents, and students. This collaboration is what truly made it a winner!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Teachers helped the students make shirts and purchase necessary items to create games. Food service presented a breakfast idea and students suggested a few changes.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

It may sound silly, but it was winter in Michigan! We had way too many hats, gloves, coats, and backpacks in the way of the games! And a lot of them were left behind. A designated location for these would have helped!

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Students believing they have a voice in what happens at school. Parents and teachers seeing that wellness and education can go hand in hand. Excitement about breakfast is high too!