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Fuel & Go

By
Crystal Andrade,   Old Colony Reg Voc Tech
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Access to Healthy Foods, Student Leadership,  Teamwork
Fuel & Go

The collaboration of the nutrition, health, and physical education programs has enhanced curriculum and additional student learning about healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices by having the new "Grab 'N Go" breakfast program this year. Additionally, students in health classes made posters to support the new breakfast initiative, as well as health and PE classroom lessons and activities being incorporated with teaching the importance of eating a daily breakfast and how it fuels the body throughout the day. Thus, our breakfast sales have increased to approximately 80-90 students partaking in the new Grab 'N Go program, and students are much more alert, engaged, and nourished, especially in their first period classes.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Teachers presented information to the students on the benefits of breakfast: nutritional information for both personal health for their body & learning. With this information the students were able to create a poster to promote breakfast.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

Getting the word out was our biggest challenge. Between the students making posters that were posted trough out the school and flyers on the cafeteria lunch tables, it helped spread the word. Repeat, repeat, and repeat, and eventually they hear you.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Breakfast sales have increased approximately 40-50 students per day and students are much more alert, engaged, and nourished, especially in their first period classes.