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Pink Out Fitness Event

By
Cynthia Guerra,   Kingsborough Middle
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Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership,  Teamwork
Pink Out Fitness Event

On Saturday, October 29 Kingsborough Middle School hosted its first annual Pink Out Fitness Event. Students, families, teachers, and community members came together to support breast cancer awareness, physical activity, and healthy eating. Through the hard work of our 15 Fuel Up To Play 60 members and Program Advisors this event was made possible. 

Participants began the day with a mile run/walk and then they got themselves pumped with an hour of Zumba and boxing. Students also participated in a flag football tournament that was made possible through the flag football equipment that was awarded to our school by Fuel Up To Play 60. Our students also had tables where they promoted healthy eating. Students gave participants samples of trail mix, granola, fruit, vegetable chips, and fruit drinks. 

Our FUTP 60 team was also able to invite vendors from the community to our fitness event. We had Walgreens come out and give free flu shots to community members, the San Antonio Food Bank gave out samples of infused water, Cute Smiles for Kids, Centro Med, Centro Fitness, and the Breast Cancer Society came out to give information to people in attendance. The younger children were able to be active inside a moon bounce, participate in a healthy walk game and participate in a fruit bowl toss game. 

Our team members also helped promote eating dairy by handing out samples of different flavors of cheese and a smoothie drink. Students that participated in the taste testing filled out a survey created by our students. The survey included whether the cafeteria should offer cheese and smoothies as another snack choice. The consensus was overwhelming and students loved the idea of the cafeteria offering cheese and smoothies. Together, we were able to make our events a success and help promote the importance of being physically active and eating healthy.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Our FUTP 60 members and Program Advisors got together to brainstorm ideas for our event. We came up with the physical activities and ideas for healthy snacks. Our students created posters and flyers to promote the event. The day of the event, students and Program Advisors came together to set up and run the different physical and healthy eating activities that took place. The event was great for our students to gain awareness about physical activity, healthy eating, leadership and teamwork.