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Building Healthy Futures

Ryan Gil,   John F Kennedy Elementary School
Breakfast For Everyone — First Meal Matters
Physical Activity Participation,  Student Leadership
Some of our students performed in a healthy eating play at the beginning of the school year, which was viewed by all students, parents and staff members, who attended our PTO meeting. In the play, students talked about the importance of eating healthy, drinking milk and exercising at least 60 minutes a day. Students are also running/walking a sort lap (approximately 200 yrds) before they are able to play during their recess time. During the school year, I have noticed that our students (JFK Elem.) have improved in their running time and endurance.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Through a health-themed play

How did you accomplish your goals?

By working with my students and keeping it fun.

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

Choosing a team