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Fuel Up Lunch Initiative

By
Lindsey Burch,   Bennett Middle
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Physical Activity Participation,  Teamwork
Fuel Up Lunch Initiative

At Bennett Middle School we have devised a plan in which we allow students 15 minutes of physical activity time during their 25 minute allotted lunch break. Students are required to eat/stay in the café for the first 10 minutes (to ensure that nutritional needs are being satisfied) and they are able to come to the gym to "burn off some energy" before reporting back to their classrooms.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Students are less restless and more eager to learn.

How did you accomplish your goals?

Our goals have been accomplished through consistency and teamwork amongst the staff and administration.

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

We had some overlap with scheduling, but with some minor changes all got fixed.