Breakfast on the Run & Exercise Inside for the Community
- Jennifer Walters, Winona Middle School
- Access to Healthy Foods, Physical Activity Participation, Success with Funds
We used the Fuel Up to Play 60 Funds to purchase a media cart for the PE department as well as the community education program. Since we live in the North, many times the students have to stay indoors for recess and PE classes. A large community education program is centered at Winona Middle School. The media cart is used to promote dance and exercise. We also purchased a Breakfast Cart. The cart is set up after 1st hour and the students are able to grab a breakfast on the run. Many of our students ride a bus and do not get to school until close to the bell. The data showed that we were only serving less than 10% of our students breakfast. We also have a late lunch period and the PE teachers said that students were unable to participate in class due to complaints of weakness and stomach aches. Now that we have a breakfast cart, the students are able to eat before class and are able to participate. Other teachers have also complimented the Nutrition Staff for implementing the new cart as the students are more engaged and less distracted in class.