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Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Choices

By
Meagan Payne,   Scharbauer El
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Access to Healthy Foods, Physical Activity Participation,  Student Leadership
Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Choices

As P.E. Coaches, we have been promoting making better, healthier lifestyle choices! We talk about making healthy food choices and about staying physically active and fit in and outside of P.E. We have seen a lot of changes for the better around our school! We have seen an increase in fruits and vegetables in place of sweets in the lunches that kids bring from home! And the kids have been telling us about their workouts outside of school. The kids love to show us new exercises and stretches every day!

How did you accomplish your goals?

We have spoken to the kids about the incentives of having a healthy, active lifestyle. By promoting this and Fuel Up to Play 60, we have heard many kids' stories about the things they can do now. We have seen an increase in energy and physical fitness!

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

In the beginning, we really struggled with finding ways to get the kids involved, but with the right encouragement, they have loved being involved in Fuel Up to Play 60!

What improvements have you seen at your school?

A 4th grader told a story about how she was able to finally complete a back-handspring at gymnastics! Because of her drive to do better in P.E., she has been really working hard to improve on her push-ups, and because of this, she has improved her fitness!