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Making a Change at San Carlos!

Juanita Ruiz,   San Carlos Elem
Breakfast For Everyone — First Meal Matters
Access to Healthy Foods, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership,  Teamwork
Every year, different students get involved, but the goal stays the same: EAT HEALTHY AND BE ACTIVE. This years' students have decided that it starts with eating a healthy breakfast. "You have to eat in the morning so you can have the energy to complete your day!" That's why they chose, Breakfast for Everyone-First Meal Matters. They make sure that all students have eaten their breakfast. They also know that having a great attitude about being healthy helps. " If you change the way you think,being positive, eating healthy, and staying as active as you can, it makes life better." If you understand that all these go together, like a team, you will be successful. Students  also know that it starts with you. if you know and are willing to change for the better, then you can help others make the change. Fuel Up to Play 60. It starts with you!

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

The students had a difficult time making the change. It's going to take time, but it can happen. They are used to being less healthy and less active, but being a role model will help.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Once the students accepted the change, they seemed to enjoy the new them.

How did you accomplish your goals?

The team showed other students what healthy foods to eat and different ways to stay active.