Healthy Smoothies Afterschool with Volleyball Players
Volleyball Players have Smoothies after School
Henry Villalon, Garden Park El
Access to Healthy Foods
Garden Park Elementary had forty players in the City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Volleyball league. Garden Park had two teams in the 8 and under division. Those teams consisted of 2nd and 3rd graders. We also had two teams in the 10 and under division which consisted of 4th and 5th graders. During an after school practice, the players made some smoothies using bananas, mandarin oranges, strawberries, spinach, pineapples, yogurt, and low fat milk. The players learned that with a blend of fruits, and other ingredients, you are getting a heart healthy drink.
How did you accomplish your goals?
Students are interested in making smoothies and eating more fruit.
What improvements have you seen at your school?
We are seeing more kids wanting to participate in sports and are eating healthier meals.
How did students and adults work together as a team?
Parents helped by volunteering to coach a team.
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