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Healthy Living Through Physicial Activity, Good Choices, and Smart Snacks

By
Araceli Gonzalez,   Canterbury Elem
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Access to Healthy Foods,  Physical Activity Participation
Healthy Living Through Physicial Activity, Good Choices, and Smart Snacks

Canterbury Elementary hosted a student health fair. The last two hours of our afternoon were split up into two blocks: lower grades and upper grades. During each of the blocks, the students attended three 20 minute sessions where they participated in an activity that was promoting good health: outdoor physical activities, Zumba, and healthy snacking while listening to a dietitian and our school nurse speak about good food choices. It was an immense success.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students and teachers participated together in each of the stations. They snacked, danced, and walked together.

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

I plan to announce healthy living tips during the morning newscasts on a daily basis.

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

Our schedule was a big challenge but the school nurse and I worked together with our administrative staff and used a modified schedule so that everyone could participate.