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FUTP 60 - Sharing our Mission to Eat Healthy and Get Active!!

By
Pamela Holloman,   Skyview Middle School
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Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership,  Teamwork

We, at Skyview Middle School, are bringing our mission to eat healthy and get active to our school and community. We went to a local business who provided funds to bring in 15 large containers of organic, low sugar snacks! These were passed out to classrooms so students could try a delicious alternative to the sugary snacks they were eating. One teacher reported that her students loved them and wanted to add them to the school snack choices at games. We are excited that a community member believed in the mission of FUTP 60 and supported us financially to make this healthy snack challenge happen. We also created a video to share FUTP 60 with all the students at Skyview Middle School. Our Broadcasting Class was the perfect avenue to create a video to share with our student body. In addition we are implementing getting more active at recess and adding in class quick active brain breaks to keep us learning at the top of our game! We have to add one more thing - our FUTP 60 team added a weekly sports and fitness trivia question to our end of day announcements that added an element of friendly competition across grade levels!!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

We went to local community leaders who were willing to share the vision of eating healthy and getting fit! This business owner had seen FUTP 60 on Sunday Night football games and was excited that a local school was a part of this program!

How did you accomplish your goals?

We were able to bring healthy snacks to each grade level. We were also able to bring in our community. In addition, through school media classes and the daily announcements, the FUTP 60 leadership team was able to spread our message to the entire student body and school staff.

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

We are all getting busier in middle school and need to use media to stay connected and relay our activities to our advisors. Overseeing a school program takes commitment, persistence, and time. We believe in FUTP 60 and are willing to make the effort to make it happen at our school.