Moo Moo Celebrating National World Milk Day
- Stephen Cefalu, Madisonville Junior High School
- Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership, Teamwork
Madisonville Junior High School kicked off their yearly “NFL’s Fuel Up To Play 60” program with a bang as they celebrated National World Milk Day with a gala school-wide event. The world famous Chick-fil-A cow greeted students as they entered MJH’s “NFL’s Fuel Up To Play 60 café”. On display throughout the MJH café was specially designed student artwork celebrating making healthy eating choices, and the importance of dairy products. MJH teachers, dressed up as square dancers and serenaded students with festive music as they entered the MJH café. The highlight of each lunch was the annual MJH World Milk Day milk drinking contest. The contest pits five randomly selected students who compete with each other to see who can drink a carton of their favorite milk the fastest while being cheered on by their peers. At MJH’s National World Milk Day gala celebration every contestant was a winner. Each contestant received special prizes from the Fuel Up To Play 60 program and gift certificates from the Chick-fil-A cow. We had displays set up comparing healthy foods to unhealthy foods. Everything was magnified by the use of our portable public address system. Students were given Dairy Max stickers and moo cow pencils were passed out. We also had our official Fuel Up To Play 60 banner on display. The St. Tammany Parish Head and assistant food supervisors were notified and helped us organize the healthy food displays. The pictures and the dvd of the video were sent to Jennifer Duhon with Dairy Max.
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