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Fruit Challenge

By
Mitzi Thompson,   Tom Landry El
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Fruit Challenge
My student health team came up with a Fruit Challenge for the whole school. They wanted to encourage everyone to choose healthy fruits instead of sugary candy for their snacks. They each decorated several posters with tally sheets and delivered those to the classrooms. There is even a tally sheet for all the teachers who don't have a homeroom class, so everyone is included in the challenge. The students report to their teachers every day with the number of fruit they ate the day before and the teachers tally them. At the end of November, the group with the most fruit tallies will win a yogurt/fruit smoothie party sponsored by the Health Team. The team members will be responsible for researching how to make yogurt/fruit smoothies and they will turn in their findings after the Thanksgiving break. We will vote on the best one and that's what we'll use on December 1st for the winning class or group.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

I met with my 12-member health team and they all submitted an idea of a fitness challenge for the school. We all decided on the fruit challenge for November.

How did you accomplish your goals?

By putting a tally sheet inside each classroom, students are reminded daily that if they want to add tally marks to the poster, they have to eat some fruit! I also incorporated writing about their favorite fruit and why it was their favorite during a PE class.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

Hopefully having everyone focus on eating fruit the whole month of November will carry over to the rest of the year and it will just become a healthy habit!