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Park Brook Winter Funland!

Scott Taylor,   Park Brook Elementary School
A Community Taste Test Event
Student Leadership

Instead of a traditional carnival, Park Brook Elementary how hosts a health fair each year. Our health fair is called the Park Brook Winter Funland. Before school on the day of the event, students and staff on the Wellness Committee came together to prepare smoothies using the smoothie maker purchased with Fund for FUTP 60 and also the air-pop popcorn popper purchased with FUTP 60 Funds. All of the snacks offered were healthy and available to all who came. The food was served off of and out of FUTP 60 items: kiosk and refrigerator! Throughout the building, students and parents could participate in fun movement activities, such as Zumba led by an energetic instructor. The X-Box from FUTP 60 was set up in one room. Instead of games that require tickets, families could play as many games as they wanted, all of which required movement. Allina Health Care had a booth to help all understand how much sugar is in different foods that people eat; to engage the students it was set up as a challenge to see if students could match the amount of sugar with the different foods. Parents appreciate the event as it is so much cheaper than a carnival with tickets where students take home cheap trinkets from games.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students and staff from the Wellness Committee worked together before school to prepare all of the healthy snacks.