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The Biggest Winner Challenge

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Glroia Espinoza,   Ochoa Community Magnet School
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Physical Activity Participation

In our district we have a competition going where we have to create teams of three to five people and we have to encourage ourselves and others to lose weight, eat healthy, and get out and exercise; the goal is to learn to be healthy and be more active. The school with the most participation wins a massage day for all employees. Since then I have seen a big improvement in my health and have lost some weight.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

We have noticed more and more students choosing to eat healthier and making better food choices when it comes to eating lunch. We have noticed less chips on our campus and more fruit.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

We as adults are encouraging the students to eat healthier, and we as adults are also showing the children that we are making better choices ourselves in eating more fruits and veggies.

How did you accomplish your goals?

I accomplish my goals by eliminating all junk food at home. I also encourage my children to drink more water and exercise by doing more activities outside.