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Smoothies Arrive at Sunset Valley Elementary

By
Lori Danella,   Sunset Valley Elementary School
Play:
Breakfast For Everyone — First Meal Matters
Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods,  Teamwork
Smoothies Arrive at Sunset Valley Elementary
Sunset Valley was selected to receive a Home Town Grant from the KC Chiefs. We decided for the Nutrition Activity. Introducing smoothies would be a great success in this building. We purchased the industrial blender/accessories, made signs, did taste tasting, did flavor surveys and marketed, marketed, marketed. They have been a huge success and students are not only purchasing them, they are drinking every bit of them!! Teachers are impressed because there is no waste when the smoothies are on the menu. It has also been fun to experiment with different flavors. Our breakfast participation has increased by at least 50 on the days they are on the menu.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students and adults worked together on making signage and morning announcements. Both students and adults were involved in the taste testing and offered ideas/suggestions. Everyone filled out surveys to help pull the program together.