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Taste of Success

By
Mark Bender,   Fairmount Park Elementary School
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Access to Healthy Foods

Thanks to our grant and Fuel Up to Play 60, we have seen students more energized and excited about staying active at recess with more options and equipment to use. This has been coupled with the opportunity to learn about new foods and healthy options. Our smoothie machine has been a big hit with our students and staff. We have seen students more willing to learn about new foods and how they taste. Knowledge base of the food plate and how to stay active has increased as well. We look forward to continuing it next year!

What improvements have you seen at your school?

I have seen a much greater knowledge of the food groups and how a balanced food plate helps you feel good and gives you the fuel to stay active 60 minutes every day. Students have had more willingness and excitement to learn about new foods and how they taste. We have encouraged students to try foods and learn about the benefits before judging them. Students have shown more excitement over new, healthy items.