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Healthy Snack Choices

Students promoted healthy snacks with smoothies. The student population really enjoyed the opportunity.
By
Teresa Fuller,   Peoria High School
Play:
After-School Drills and Skills
Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods

This was our first Play at Peoria High School in Peoria, AZ. This school year, 2015-2016, Peoria High School has had the privilege of acquiring an Ambassador of Fuel up to Play 60. Z was selected this past summer to be a Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassador, attending your camp this past summer. She wanted to continue Fuel Up to play 60 at Peoria High School. It took 4 months to connect with a teacher that would sponsor this club. She is motivated to be successful and make Fuel Up to Play 60 great for our school. On March 10, 2016, we ran our first Play. During both lunches at PHS, she plus 15 other students promoted healthy snacks with smoothies. The student population really enjoyed the opportunity to experience our Play. We also were able to have other students inquire about joining our program/club.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

We had to use many resources including: the head cafeteria manager order all supplies need to make smoothies such as juice, fruit, yogurt , and serving cups. Our culinary arts program let us borrow their blenders to make smoothies, and our sports medicine program let us borrow coolers and ice to make smoothies. All of these people and groups helped us to be successful, but the students themselves were the ones who made it happen. They are the true MVPS of our Play.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We hade several meeting before our Play to recruit teammates, collaborate to decide which Play we will use. At one of our meetings we did a practice run to make sure our smoothie were taste worthy of our student population. :)

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

To make this better we need to buy better blenders. Our PHS Fuel Up to Play 60 teammates did the best they could with what we had, but better blenders would make the process much easier.