More than just a one-time impact
- Jonathan Anderson, Stonybrook Middle School
- Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation
Even before it was confirmed that I was awarded the grant, I had already planned much of our event. I was able to unite our PE/Health department with the Food Service team, academic departments, and our district health coach to have an exciting night ready to go. After being awarded the grant, I went into full on event mode. With the money, I was able to purchase everything I needed to not only have a fantastic event that included Taste Testing of smoothies, hummus, and healthy tuna salad, a Hoops for Heart Basketball Tournament, game stations including XBOX Dance Central, and a fitness class provided by our Township. We had a ton of raffle prizes the kids were unbelievably excited about and our attendance kept getting bigger and bigger through the night. With everything the grant provided, I can continue to offer our kids healthy options through our concession stand as well as give them fitness feedback with heart rate monitors. We also had access to the Indianapolis Colts videographer to highlight all of the fun participation we were having. I couldn't have been more pleased with how it turned out thanks to Fuel Up to Play 60 and the Dairy Council.