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More Breakfast, Less Food Waste

By
Eiellen Sacundo,   Sandy Searles Miller Elem
Play:
Food: Waste Less and Enjoy — It's Good for All of Us!
Topics:
Student Leadership
This year, the students at our school have become enthusiastic partners in our Fuel Up to Play 60. program.  As a Tier II Title I school, our students have access to a free breakfast every morning. Our students have collected data on what meals create the most food waste. Using that data, the students have designed posters to educate their fellow classmates in hopes of increasing consumption. The first posters to roll out is designed to get the students to consume more milk, eat the breakfast bowl containing carrots, potatoes, and sausage patty and the Greek Yogurt and granola. The ambassadors will collect data again in February. We will analyze the new data versus the benchmark to assess the success of the campaign.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

We looked at all the plays, discussed the school's health and wellness weaknesses, and determined the play we thought would benefit our school population best.

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

Getting the Ambassadors to buy in to eating carrots for breakfast. Once the students did some research on the health benefits of carrots, they came around to the idea.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We set a plan of promoting the benefits of fueling up for the day by eating breakfast, put our plan into action by spreading the word, and have a plan set up to reflect on our play.