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Healthy Tailgate Kickoff

Alan Sarka,   John Neihardt Elementary School
Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership,  Teamwork

Neihardt Elementary wanted to connect the school community to the school wellness culture using "Eat healthy, get active, and make a difference." Parents, students, and staff created healthy tailgate recipes and snacks. Students participated in tailgate games to win FUTP 60 gear and Neihardt's student Ambassadors were in charge of facilitating the games. 

We achieved community partnership by inviting the local high school's cross country team to "train" our kids for the Fun Run fundraiser we have coming up. The high school students were great role models and did a wonderful job promoting running as a lifelong physical activity. Our school was very proud of the way all components of the FUTP 60 philosophy were represented!!

How did you accomplish your goals?

The school community was able to get connected to the wellness culture of our school and help partner with Neihardt to support our student wellness goals. Each component of the FUTP 60 philosophy was achieved.