Smart Snacking at CTE
- Amy Oliver, Cumberland Trace Elementary School
- Access to Healthy Foods, Physical Activity Participation
This year because of our Fuel Up to Play 60 grant we were able to encourage smart snacking for our students and staff. The students have been excited about being able to try different snacks. The staff at CTE was given a yogurt parfait for a morning breakfast treat filled with yogurt, granola, strawberries, and blueberries. During national breakfast week, the students were able to try a different kind of oatmeal called overnight oatmeal. At first students were hesitant to try this new kind of oatmeal, but once they tried it, most of them liked it. Another time we gave the entire school and staff smoothies on a Friday afternoon. Many of the students were excited about the smoothie and said that they tasted really good. It has really helped our students think of different ways to snack healthy.