Monday, January 13, 2020

MBS FUTP60 Color Week 1/13 - 1/17


  MBS has a new FUTP60 team mentored by former MBS student Catherine "Cas" Jones. Cas has been with FUTP60 since 4th grade at MBS and is the former 2016-2017 Vermont State FUTP60 ambassador. Now a junior at CHS and while having continued to do small (and some bigger) things since (sometimes with other students and also sometimes without) Cas thought trying to start the program back up where it all began would be a great goal and expose new students to an amazing program for both the students and the school.

  Fuel Up to Play 60 (Click blue link) (FUTP60) is a leading national in-school health and wellness program launched by the National Football League (Click blue link(NFL) and the National Dairy Council (Click blue link(NDC), which was founded by America's dairy farmers, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Fuel Up to Play 60's primary focus is to help schools meet their wellness goals and encourage youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein foods) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. The program is all student-led with the help of a program advisor. FUTP60 helps not only the student's overall wellness, but it also helps develop their leadership skills and offers many different unique opportunities for both the students and for the district (including grants). The hope is that the team will continue after Cas graduates.


  For the team's first task they decided on a small healthy eating "play". The students found a week in January and coordinated with the CSD Food Service Director to organize a color week for breakfast and lunch. Each day focuses on a different color and the hope is that everyone will try something from that color group either at school or at home that they may not usually eat. The students made posters and have written announcements to help spread the word to the other MBS students and staff. 
  

  


  For the next quarter, the students will hopefully be aiming for a small "physical activity play". Currently, the group has been meeting during the MBS enrichment time once a week since Dec 3rd and the hope is that it eventually may grow back up into an after school club.






Tuesday, June 25, 2019

FREE summer 2019 meals



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Saturday, June 9, 2018



** New Summer 2018 **  

   

Free Colchester School District Summer Lunch Program



Weekdays @ CMS
   

         6/25 through 8/17
    

11:00am - 1:00pm







School age to 18 





              If over 18 then please join us for $4.00 each.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

School Milk Day 2017

                                Happy School Milk Day 2017
                
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

CMS wins Vermont Breakfast After the Bell Challenge


So happy the CMS FUTP60 team was able to help and be a part of this :)


Monday, March 6, 2017

National School Breakfast Week March 6-10th 2017


 School breakfast is 
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
2016-2017 Vermont State Ambassador                                                                            



Friday, February 10, 2017