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Let Them Eat Salad!!!

Garry Visscher,   Pullman Elementary School
Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Student Leadership,  Teamwork
Pullman Elementary Family Fun Night is an annual tradition, but this year we make it healthier. The entire community was able to fuel up on fresh healthy salads, thanks to our Building Healthy Communities Grant. The salads were prepared by the Fuel Up to Play 60 Advisory Team. That night almost 200 salads were served to students and their families. The salad fixings included romaine and iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, shredded carrots and cucumber. At the events, students helped assemble and serve salads to the Pullman School Community. The evening was success. After fueling up on the healthy salads, attendees could play 60 plus on several inflatables. The inflatables included a giant slide, obstacle course and the Protein Tunnel. Finally thanks to all who help with planning and preparing the salads. Entrance Fee to Inflatables= $2 Hot Dog and Chips= $1 Popcorn= $.50 Healthy Salad= PRICELESS!!!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

The students and adults worked together as team from brainstorming the idea to planning a schedule for worker to the assembling and distributing the salads to the community.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We accomplished the goal by presenting a healthy alternative to the hot dogs and chips and cookies.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

I have seen that students are making healthier food choice on their own because of event like this and Health Fruit and Vegetable Grant, etc.