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Smoothies Fitness at Edgewood

By
Jeanne Robbins,   Edgewood Middle School
Play:
Breakfast – Grab and Go!
Topics:
Physical Activity Participation,  Success with Funds
Edgewood MS was awarded a grant and used the funds to purchase fitness balls and cafeteria equipment to make smoothies. The fitness balls were used by all grade levels; including our Horizons program for students with disabilities. The students loved exercising on the fit balls for a variety of different work-outs. The cafeteria equipment was used to make smoothies for our Grab and Go breakfast program. The smoothies have been a real hit this year. We are very thankful to be the recipient of this grant to benefit our entire student body. Thank you Fuel Up to Play 60 and Dairy Max!

How did you accomplish your goals?

Our school applied for a grant and received money to pay for cafeteria equipment and physical education equipment.

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

We had a new cafeteria manager. I had to rely on several people in the food industry to order the smoothie ingredients and make the smoothies, following the guidelines for nutrition. Once we made our first sample batch, it became easier subsequent times. The students look forward to smoothies for part of their breakfast regiment.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

We have a Fuel to Play 60 club on campus. We meet regularly to come up with our school plays and implement them. Because we have great involvement from the students, we are able to accomplish our goals for fitness and healthy eating.