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Yogurt Challenge at Landry

Mitzi Thompson,   Tom Landry El
Access to Healthy Foods
Yogurt Challenge at Landry
The twelve members of my health team challenged the school to eat more yogurt. They interviewed the cafeteria staff to find out when yogurt is served during breakfast and lunch. They took this information and made posters and school wide announcements on the TV before the week of the contest began. They also went into all the classrooms and presented the Challenge to each class. The Challenge was for everyone to eat yogurt at least once during the time frame of November 1-7. The class that had the highest percentage of students trying yogurt received smoothies made for them by the health team. The smoothies contained yogurt, strawberries, bananas and milk. The winning class was a Kindergarten class of 19. Seventeen of them had tried yogurt during the challenge. The health team LOVED challenging the school and they especially enjoyed making smoothies for the winning class!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

I met with my health team a few times to encourage them to come up with a school-wide Challenge. Once we decided on the challenge, I assigned them various jobs depending on their comfort level. Some just felt comfortable making posters. Others were good with talking to the classes, while others felt comfortable getting in front of the camera and announcing the Challenge to the whole school. I bought the ingredients and the team worked together to make and deliver the smoothies!

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

I plan on keeping the yogurt posters up for display throughout the year as a reminder for them to keep trying new things!

How did you accomplish your goals?

I sent notes home, made announcements, and really encouraged my health team to be at every meeting and to each do their part. I hung the posters announcing the contest in highly public places where all kids would see them every day.