Healthy Smoothies - a Great Snack Option!
- Debra Sension-Hall, Hellgate Middle School 6-8th
- Access to Healthy Foods, Success with Funds
We used some of our funds to purchase an industrial grade ice shaver. With one hopper of ice, we can make 60 smoothies in 10 minutes. We have had smoothie samplings at break, opened an a la cart smoothie cart for students to get smoothies for a mid-morning snack, and we also conducted smoothie-making demos in Health class. Using a Vitamin blender, students were shown how easy it is to make these healthy snacks at home using fruit, juice, ice, and yogurt. The smoothies are a big hit and students enjoy sampling all the different flavors. We use the profits to fund further healthy food demos in Health class, as well as restocking our "Ramp Up for Recess" carts in each of the three grade level wings.