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Fuel Up Friday

Nelda Jassso,   Baker Middle School
Access to Healthy Foods,  Other
Fuel Up Friday

Our students welcomed guest speakers from Texas A&M AgriLife who demonstrated the Rethink Your Drink concept. Presenters handed out drink facts including a smoothie recipe to the students. Motivated by the recipe, we decided to have a "Fuel Up Friday" the following day. In one of the classes, coaches made different smoothie samples using strawberries, bananas, mixed berries, milk, and coconut water. Students watched the fresh ingredients get blended with ease. Then, coaches and students enjoyed the refreshing treat as they remembered the presentation points, such as limiting sugar intake. The taste test, lesson, and implementation were such a success that "Fuel Up Friday" will continue to take place at least once a month at Baker Middle School!

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

We will continue Fuel Up Friday once a month to incorporate healthy eating ideas.