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Fall In Love with Good Food!

Beverly Jordan,   Flower Mound El
Stop and Go Signs
Student Leadership
Our Fuel Up to Play 60 Team used a Google presentation created by a fellow LISD teacher to present healthy eating choices. The presentation was created for group input. Our campus used the activity during our weekly PALS assembly. There were five leaders from our FUTP 60 Team who volunteered to lead three aspects of the presentation. One student explained the expectations of the activity and then led the group (which was the entire school) through the slides. Two students held up a large “GO” sign in response to foods that are good for you. A few examples of “go” foods included dairy products, fruits and vegetables, and lean meats. The last two students held up “STOP” signs in response to non-nutritional foods. They also led the group to respond “stop” to foods high in sugar, fat, or unnecessary calories.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

The students and I met on Tuesday mornings for a few weeks to come up with a plan. The students were able to choose how they participated in the activity to give them ownership of it. The students also created the signs used during the activity. I offered suggestions of how to present the information, how to engage the audience in the activity and suggested how they could pace the activity. Ultimately the students were able to choose how the activity was completed.

How did you accomplish your goals?

Our goal was to provide an opportunity for students to learn a new way of thinking about their food choices. The “GO” and “STOP” categories provided an easy way to determine if they were making consistent good choices or if they needed to put more thought into their food choices.