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Fuel Up to Play 60 is Now Implemented for the Soda Springs School District

By
Cliff Garbett,   Tigert Middle School
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Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership, Success with Funds,  Teamwork

This is the first year for Fuel Up to Play 60 in the Soda Springs School District. I did Fuel Up to Play 60 at O'leary Middle School in Twin Falls, Idaho, and moved to Soda and started it here. We have signed up the whole district, had a district Kickoff, taste tested for lunch items at the Kickoff, received funding to purchase items such as a blender, ice machine, grab and go, and salad bar to implement into our schools. We also received funding for our fitness programs and purchased fifteen mountain bikes and helmets for our students to ride to go fishing or from one school to the other, rather than riding a bus.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

We planned our Kickoff with student Ambassadors from each school and at least one Program Advisor from each school. The school principals also attended and the Kickoff was planned by the students with the Advisors' help.

How did you accomplish your goals?

Worked with our lunch supervisor and administration, who supported the program and all are excited to be a part of Fuel Up to Play 60.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

We have already had better food choices at lunch. Kids are excited about what they have as options to eat and feel like they have a choice in the menu. Kids are making more thoughtful choices on what they are eating as well.