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Healthy Food Tastings

Samantha Neff,   Highlands Elementary School
Access to Healthy Foods
Healthy Food Tastings

Our Fuel to Play 60 student leaders have had the opportunity to have several food tastings, encouraging healthy eating. They absolutely loved "Tasting the Rainbow" and making fruit kabobs with a variety of fruits and trying fruits they had never tasted. We also had a Super Bowl Party at school and tasted a variety of vegetables and healthy dips such as hummus. Then we went out to play Flag Football. The students all had a great time. Another favorite was making fruit smoothies with our new blenders. We added milk, yogurt, strawberries and bananas and enjoyed a nice cold healthy fruit smoothie. The students also made extras and were able to hand them out to teachers to enjoy and encourage others to make healthy snack choices.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

I have noticed these Fuel to Play 60 student leaders leading by example. They are making healthier choices at lunch and also encouraging other students to try new healthy foods because they might enjoy them. They have created posters to provide helpful hints about making healthy food choices.