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Crystal Lake Middle School Enjoys Healthy Snacks and Fitness Fun

cindi ancona,   Crystal Lake Middle School
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Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership,  Teamwork
Crystal Lake Middle School Enjoys Healthy Snacks and Fitness Fun

Crystal Lake Middle School students in grades 6, 7, and 8 created a Fitness and Nutrition Club! The students and directors met weekly to create, eat, and share healthy snacks with peers and families. They also came in early before school and stayed after school to participate in fun, energetic physical activities, including YOGA, TENNIS, DOUBLE DUTCH, DODGEBALL, "CIZE" DANCE, BASKETBALL, and COUNTING STEPS WITH PEDOMETERS!!!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students and staff enjoyed researching healthy recipes, creating healthy snacks, and sharing recipes with peers and parents. The physical activities were also enjoyed by students and staff. The students enjoyed the teachers' participation in all activities!

How did you accomplish your goals?

The goals of the Fitness and Nutrition Club were to expose students to creative, healthy, delicious snacks that they can create at home and share with peers. The students took the lead in searching in cookbooks and online for creative healthy snacks and were very eager to try food and ingredients that were new to them!!