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Hale Hawks Fuel Up Kick Off

By
Rebecca Pavlick,   Nathan Hale Elementary School
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Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership,  Teamwork
Here at Nathan Hale Elementary School we have been busy learning, cooking, and planning many events that have led to teaching the whole school about healthier eating and exercising! Nathan Hale students were invited to the gym to enjoy a commercial made by the Fuel Up to Play 60 club! These students worked together to create a commercial to inform other students and teachers about what FUTP 60 is all about! They created a script that told how the NFL and the National Dairy Council work together to teach us about healthy eating and to help encourage us to exercise 60 minutes each day. Students demonstrated different foods they can eat and different ways they could exercise inside or outside. After the video, the FUTP 60 club then led the students of Nathan Hale in different exercises and yoga techniques to get them started in their 60 minutes!! Later, in the cafeteria, students were able to enjoy a taste test of an apple cinnamon parfait with yogurt! The taste test was an overall hit and the parfait will now be added to our daily lunch menu. We are also excited to announce Hale will be continuing with National Agriculture Day Fair, where local dairy farmers, organic vegetable farmers, beekeepers, UCONN 4h department with cooking lessons, and many more vendors present the whole school awareness of where their food comes from. Students and teachers of Nathan Hale will now be better educated on the importance of healthy eating and 60 minutes of exercise a day!

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

Hale will be continuing with National Agriculture Day Fair, where local dairy farmers, organic vegetable farmers, beekeepers, UCONN 4h department with cooking lessons, and many more vendors present the whole school awareness of where and how their food comes from. We will continue to visit local farms to learn about where our food comes from and return to school to educate others. Hale also has three more taste tests we hope to make a success this year!