important because it gives you the nutrients you need in order to go through the day, because a lot of kids don’t have time to eat a properly balanced breakfast before
school or breakfast at all. They either reach for a junky cereal, i.e the quick and tasty, or they go without anything. Think of it this way: a car can win a race with top-of-the-line gas, it can limp through said race with average-to-poor gas, or it can go nowhere in the first place because it has no gas at all.
In celebration of National School Breakfast Week and March being National Nutrition Month, my school is launching a breakfast cart trial on Wednesday, March 8th.
That way even if kids don’t get to school on time and miss school breakfast or if they need a healthy snack after the bell, the cart gives them another chance to fuel up.
We’ve also created a team Instagram and a hashtag to hopefully help students inspire other students to participate and try some healthier choices if they can. Cat
school recently wrapped up our participation in a healthy eating play. The play
was part of the New England DMac Gives Back Challenge that is part of The Great
American Milk Drive. The New England Dairy and Food Council and Devin McCourty
of the New England Patriots challenged FUTP 60 ambassadors and schools to help
raise money to get desperately needed milk to families in need at the local
food banks. Milk is a everyday staple for a lot of people, but at
food banks it is a very rarely donated item, but highly requested and
desperately needed. Food banks only have enough for about one
gallon per person per year!
Our FUTP 60 team met with school
administration, decided on a school wide coin drop challenge,and also decided on a
two-week period for the challenge to run. We then created a video to
explain how everything was going to work. We showed our video & another
video that explained why we wanted to do this to the students, TA teachers and
staff. The challenge pitted house against house and within each house each TA
against each other to see who could raise the most. Each winning TA received a
hot chocolate/cider party and the overall winning team got a team jail
ball/social free time period on a specific Friday morning too. We promoted it
on the announcements and at our community Harvest Dinner & Wellness Fair.
The team delivered a labeled jar to each TA on 10/31 and they collected what
they could during the two weeks. At the end of the challenge period on 11/11 we
collected the 28 jars back again and counted what was raised.
We are proud to say that we raised $330 to get milk to those
in Vermont who need it!