Fretz Middle School Gets on Board with Healthy Snacks
- Judy Abbey, Floyd C Fretz Middle School
- Access to Healthy Foods, Physical Activity Participation
Healthy snacks and physical activity was the message shared during the annual Fuel Up to Play 60 kickoff event at Floyd C. Fretz Middle School, Bradford, PA. No better way to have our students at Fretz sample healthy snacks but during our tailgate party at lunch. Samples of healthy alternative snacks included fruits and vegetables. We encouraged all the students to try something new and take a chance with a sample of vegetables. Throughout the lunch period, a trivia contest was taking place with the questions being asked about the NFL. With our school divided with Buffalo Bills fans and Pittsburgh Steelers fan, we had a contest pitting fans of each team to answer questions about their beloved team. We did not forget those avid fans of other teams, as we had trivia about other facts involving all teams in the NFL.
Always a fun day is our jersey day. It is always well received and a jersey contest among the homerooms is always a great challenge. The reward for homerooms is a healthy breakfast served to all students in the winning grade level homeroom. The entire day was to promote health and the spirit of youth. It is a great way to get students to be more aware and be more responsible for their own health and make healthy choices. It was the beginning of many wonderful and successful activities that will involve the Fuel Up to Play 60 program at Fretz Middle School.