Eating Fruits and Veggies the Cool Way!
- Nusheka Quarles, Marshall Middle
- Access to Healthy Foods
Being a Physical Educator for middle school girls is not easy! I have to deal with stomach aches, clothing issues, and sometimes. " I just don't feel like it coach"! Well I am here to tell you that 99 percent of my students participate daily! I had to utilize programs like Fuel Up to Play 60, various lesson plans, and high energy activities to make my class fun! One day, I taught a lesson on eating fruits and veggies daily. The girls were not feeling it! So I tricked them into having a smoothie party one Friday. I mixed greens, apples, strawberries, grapes, and more! Ninety-five percent of the girls loved it! I shared with them that eating healthy can be fun and taste good too! I also shared with them ways to purchase fruits and veggies affordably. One of my students stated, " Coach, this is kind of cool! I will try this at home sometimes". Man, that made me proud to be a PE teacher.