Fuel Up to Play 60 at Rock Creek
- Jay Hudecek, Rock Creek Elementary School
- Physical Activity Participation, Success with Funds, Teamwork
On the nutrition side we purchased banners for the cafeteria area. The banners really improve the look of the room. They are good reminders for students about making good food choices. Students commented how much they enjoy the banners when they were first put up. On the physical activity side we purchased a class set of heart rate monitors that included a case to store them. They allow students to check their heart rate as frequently as they like without the inconvenience of wearing a transmitter belt. Their heart rate is displayed each time they press the sensor on their heart rate monitor. It is very motivating for the students to see their heart rate. They push themselves to increase their heart rate and like to check in with peers to compare. I have seen an increase in their activity since implementing the heart rate monitors into my curriculum.