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Wilson Elementary School (Corpus Christi, TX)
Year of Health
I started the year out with the goal to get my student to be more active and make healthy food choices. Since starting the FUTP 60 program, my students are more aware of what they eat and drink. They are also more active, not only in P.E. class, but ...

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Cedar Park Elementary Stem School (Apple Valley, MN)
Bike/Walk to School Day
Principal and student leaders led the walk. All buses dropped off students half a mile from school. Teachers and students walked/biked the course before entering the school. Students were refreshed and ready for state tests. More children are now par ...

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Gracemor Elementary School (Kansas City, MO)
My First Half Marathon!
I never in my life thought I would run a half marathon. I mean, come on, that is 13.1 miles. When I heard people do that, my thought was "They are crazy!" I have done several 5Ks and that was fine for me. I am not a runner by any means and ...

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Oak Park Elementary School (Aurora, IL)
Oak Park Fuels Up for Greatness
To promote the Fuel Greatness Breakfast Campaign, the student team decided to have a school contest for a family school breakfast. The team created a poster for the National Breakfast Day/Fuel Greatness Campaign. That week we sent out flyers to each ...

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West Fargo High School (West Fargo, ND)
The Power to Influence
West Fargo High School has been an active Fuel Up to Play school for the last four years. We have done a number of Plays to spread the word about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. Recently, a student was mentally, socially and e ...

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Flowing Wells High School (Tucson, AZ)
Get Pink and Zumba
My FW SWAT Kids (Student Wellness Advocacy Team) organized one of their Wellness Weeks that focused on breast cancer for the month of October. The entire week combined a variety of activit ...

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Sully Elementary School (Sterling, VA)
Puppet Theater: Promoting Healthy Eating and Excerise
Blue Sky Puppet Theater was our kickstart program to encourage a healthy lifestyle through eating healthy and exercising. The implementation of Sully's healthy lifestyle program is an ongoing event. We will continue to encourage and educate our s ...

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Hazel Grove Elementary School (Lees Summit, MO)
Basketball Club
Hazel Grove's PE teacher/Program Advisor organized an afterschool activity for the kids that might not have the opportunity to engage in out-of-school activities. She designed her clubs around FUTP 60 and had all her kids sign up before they coul ...

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Glenbard North High School (IL)
Fitness Mondays
We wanted students that were not involved in sports to be involved in physical activity (ie: zumba, yoga, crossfit). We invited community members to host these sessions in school on Fitness Mondays throughout the winter months. There were four sessio ...

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Westview Elementary School (Lees Summit, MO)
FUTP 60 Signups
We got a group of students together that were interested in leading our FUTP 60 program and being Ambassadors. They worked by spreading the word and making posters to get students and staff excited about the program. We planned days for the students ...

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Hazel Grove Elementary School (Lees Summit, MO)
Soccer Club
Hazel Grove's PE teacher/Program Advisor organized an afterschool activity for the kids that might not have the opportunity to engage in out-of-school activities. She designed her clubs around FUTP 60 and had all her kids sign up before they coul ...

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Twinsburg High School (Twinsburg, OH)
Tiger Breakfast Rewards
Tiger Breakfast Rewards is a program that we started with the goal to increase breakfast participation. Tiger Breakfast Rewards was kicked off in April 2015 and is a program that rewards two high participating students each month with their choice of ...

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Wilcox Primary School (Twinsburg, OH)
Tiger Breakfast Rewards
Tiger Breakfast Rewards is a program that we started with the goal to increase breakfast participation. Tiger Breakfast Rewards was kicked off in April 2015 and is a program that rewards two high participating students each month with their choice of ...

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George G. Dodge Intermediate School (OH)
Tiger Breakfast Rewards
Tiger Breakfast Rewards is a program that we started with the goal to increase breakfast participation. Tiger Breakfast Rewards was kicked off in April 2015 and is a program that rewards two high participating students each month with their choice of ...

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R. B. Chamberlin Middle School (Twinsburg, OH)
Tiger Breakfast Rewards
Tiger Breakfast Rewards is a program that we started with the goal to increase breakfast participation. Tiger Breakfast Rewards was kicked off in April 2015 and is a program that rewards two high participating students each month with their choice of ...

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Crosswind Elementary School (Collierville, TN)
Ramp Up for Recess
At our Healthy School Team meeting, one of our third grade students spoke up several times and said, "We need more recess!" His words were the catalyst to ramp up the recess that we do have. We bought jump ropes, balls, and we had an Eagle ...

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Dietrich School (Dietrich, ID)
Recess Mileage Club
We have had a mileage club in place for a few years, but we wanted to get more students involved. We gave the students the goal of individually walking 100 miles during the year. Students walked three days a week during morning recess. In the beginni ...

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Hazel Grove Elementary School (Lees Summit, MO)
100 Mile Club
The PE teacher/PA for Hazel Grove Elementary implemented a walking club for all her students. They can see how their combined steps make a huge difference. She has pedometers for the kids to wear in PE class and during afterschool clubs. They track t ...

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Pleasant Lea Elementary School (Lees Summit, MO)
Back By Request: Yogurt Parfaits
With the new regulations it was hard to keep yogurt on the menu because you had to add a bread/grain and an additional protein. This was hard for the students to understand and also was expensive. We experimented with recipes and got samples of conta ...

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Underwood Elementary School (Lees Summit, MO)
Brain Breaks
Underwood Elementary was provided with Brain Break Activity Cards for all the classrooms when the FUTP 60 program was getting started in the district years ago. When the Wellness Team was doing some year-planning for the FUTP 60 program, a couple stu ...

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Highland Park Elementary School (Lees Summit, MO)
Changing the Look of Grab and Go Breakfast
We have been using the printed lunch bags from Cool School Café or Mello Smello. We attended a director's meeting with Kelloggs and they have a clear bag available . We thought ...

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Longview Farm Elementary School (Lees Summit, MO)
Dirt Digger's Club
Longview Farm Elementary received a FUTP 60 grant in 2013 and used the Funds to create a school garden. They have an afterschool club called "Dirt Diggers" that consists of students of all ages that are able to meet once to twice a month to ...

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Wilcox Primary School (Twinsburg, OH)
Pizza with Homemade Sauce and Freshly Shredded Cheese
With our district grant award, Twinsburg City Schools purchased food processors to enable us to shred our mozzarella as needed to keep it fresh. We were also able to expand our Tiger Pizza Herb Garden to grow more fresh oregano and fresh basil to be ...

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Samuel Bissell Elementary School (Twinsburg, OH)
Pizza with Homemade Sauce and Freshly Shredded Cheese
With our district grant award, Twinsburg City Schools purchased food processors to enable us to shred our mozzarella as needed to keep it fresh. We were also able to expand our Tiger Pizza Herb Garden to grow more fresh oregano and fresh basil to be ...

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George G. Dodge Intermediate School (OH)
Pizza with Homemade Sauce and Freshly Shredded Cheese
With our district grant award, Twinsburg City Schools purchased food processors to enable us to shred our mozzarella as needed to keep it fresh. We were also able to expand our Tiger Pizza Herb Garden to grow more fresh oregano and fresh basil to be ...

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Meadow Lane Elementary School (Olathe, KS)
Hometown Grant at Meadow Lane
We didn't have a goal since this was a surprise award. I assessed our equipment at the school and how new items could ramp up physical activity at our school. I also talked with another Olathe teacher who received the award, and we will be sharin ...

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Underwood Elementary School (Lees Summit, MO)
Lacrosse
Underwood Elementary School's PE teacher/Program Advisor wanted to get the kids involved in lacrosse. After receiving a FUTP 60 grant, the school was able to purchase the lacrosse equipment so the entire school can learn the sport during PE class ...

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Prairie Center Elementary School (Olathe, KS)
Hometown Grant at Prairie Center
I was able to order a variety of fitness equipment that I will use for fitness stations - an agility ladder, resistance bands and sandbell weights. I hope that my students will learn different ways to exercise with a variety of equipment. Our distric ...

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Washington Elementary School (Olathe, KS)
Hometown Grant at Washington
I bought sandbells with the FUTP 60 Hometown Grant. I wanted my students to get familiar with a lot of different exercise equipment before starting middle school. They are now familiar with many different muscle groups and how to do different exercis ...

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Mckinley-Brighton Magnet ES (Syracuse, NY)
Urban School Garden Project
When a student asked where the vegetables we eat everyday caome from, we were determined to show the student how vegetables grow by constructing a small school garden. The students and school staff raised money, applied for Funds, and built a garden ...

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Oak Manor Elementary (Ukiah, CA)
Bicycle Blended Smoothies for Class Parties!
We purchased a bicycle blender with the intent of increasing both dairy and fruit consumption among students AND having an option for healthy classroom parties! We had our 5th grade students create posters designed to encourage students to eat more f ...

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Mahaffie Elementary School (Olathe, KS)
Hometown Grant at Mahaffie
Our school district didn't start with a goal because we didn't know wee were getting the Funds. We began to think about how we could best spend the Funds. Our coordinator asked each school if they preferred to have the Funds divided and given ...

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Millbrook Elementary (Olathe, KS)
Hometown Grant at Millbrooke
Another Fuel Up to Play 60 teacher and I put our Funds together to buy classroom sets of sandbells and hockey sticks. We each had some additional leftover money to buy equipment we needed for our own personal classrooms. I ended up buying some baseba ...

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Forestview Elementary School (Olathe, KS)
Hometown Grant at Forest View
I did not start with a goal because I had no idea that I was receiving these Funds. The PE coordinator from my district came to me and said that I had these Funds from the Hometown Grant to purchase equipment for my PE program. I purchased four POLAR ...

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Madison Place Elementary School (Olathe, KS)
Hometown Grant at Madison Place
We didn't start with a goal because we didn't know we were getting Funds until the FUTP 60 Assembly came to our school. After receiving the Funds, the FUTP 60 student team suggested getting soccer goals. Our school has two soccer goals withou ...

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