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Healthy Life

By
albert sanchez,   Anne Magee Elem
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Access to Healthy Foods, Physical Activity Participation,  Teamwork
Healthy Life

By incorporating FUTP 60 as part of our PE/Health curriculum, our school took the student pledge to be more active and eat healthy. Through discussion and example we outlined the benefits of exercise and eating a well balanced diet. We talked about how what we consume and our activity level affects how we feel. We discussed the increase energy, greater attention span, and better wellbeing. Since then our students' interest in proper nutrition has seemed to increase. We are now seeing students' eating habits focused more on the food served at the cafeteria and less of an outside food presence. Students are encouraging each other to put down the bag of chips, drink their milk, eat their veggies, and enjoy a healthier diet.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We accomplished our goal through a constant reminder of the positive benefits of exercise and eating a nutritious meal. Students felt accountable to the student pledge and encouraged each other.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Children are making more of an effort to eat better and be more active. The presence of unhealthy outside food has also decreased due to better choices.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

In partnership with cafeteria, nurse, and teacher staff all stressing the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle.