Giving Back and Trying New Things
- Rebecca Pavlick, Nathan Hale Elementary School
- Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Student Leadership, Teamwork
A group of 13 fifth grade students came together and encouraged the school community to give back and donate spare change to the milk challenge. They were able to make daily announcements on the speaker systems and went from class to class with empty milk jugs, educating students, about the importance of giving to others in need and collecting money. They were able to collect over $100 for the cause. Students then attended a cooking class where they made fruit and vegetable smoothies and learned the importance of dairy, fruits and vegetables in their daily meals. Finally, the students brainstormed ways to involve the whole school community and came up with the idea of a school wide taste test. These students passed out Craisins to the whole school, which was a new food to most of the population.