Tired of all the doom and gloom headlines? Well, pull up a chair and take a few minutes to learn about some great things happening in our Indiana schools through Fuel Up to Play 60! For this post, let’s go to Klondike Middle School in West Lafayette. Caren Walker, the Family and Consumer Sciences teacher and Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor shared some of their experiences.
Klondike Middle School has received several Fuel Up To Play 60 grants being used in the Health/PE and the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Departments. Some of the activities that funding has provided for this school year is the Kick-Off event held in the fall with a tailgate party at one of the football games. The 8th Grade FACS students served walking tacos and milk, while the 8th Grade PE students ran games for prizes, free for all those attending. Students in FACS also made nutrition posters for display.
Funding from the Fuel Up To Play 60 grants has also supplied the FACS Department with healthy foods and equipment for students to use in food labs. Students have learned to revise recipes to make a healthier zucchini muffin; doughnut pans were purchased for students to make baked doughnuts; ingredients were purchased for students to learn to make a healthier pizza and a variety of vegetable dishes and students learned about making homemade chicken nuggets using a Dairy Council recipe. Students at Klondike Middle School are certainly learning how to “Fuel Up” to live a healthier life style.
Smoothies made with yogurt and fruit are always a big hit!
The students in Mrs. Walker’s classes are learning great lessons on how to eat healthy now and for the rest of their lives. Thank you, Mrs. Walker!