Across Washington State, Fuel Up to Play 60 student health and wellness teams are making a big difference in the health of students. They are championing for their fellow students, teachers, and families to make healthy choices, fuel up with nutrients from all Five Food Groups, and get 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Meet Alki Elementary’s Student Team
School District: Seattle
Plays: Nutrition (It’s All about Your Choices- Go Nutritious) and Physical Activity (Walk this Way)
What they Did: Breakfast Nutrition Lessons, Fall Running Club, Fuel Up Get Active Poster Contest, and Family Fitness Night
- The Alki Elementary Seagulls meet weekly at breakfast time with local area nursing students to share breakfast and participate in a "My Plate" lesson. "Eating a balanced diet is so important to growth and development of young people. I was so happy to help guide these students through the Five Food Groups and share ways for them to lead a healthy lifestyle," one nursing student explained.
- During recess on Thursdays, all students are encouraged to participate in the free Run/Walk Club with their laps recorded on an iPad. Participation and distance awards were given mid-March. Students loved tracking their own steps at recess and being active together.
- Students designed and displayed posters during a "Fuel Up and Get Active" poster contest held in Fall 2017. The students were encouraged to draw their favorite health foods and physical activities on the poster to share with other students to promote healthy behaviors.
- Family Fitness Night was an opportunity for students to bring their families to meet the Washington State Dairy Ambassador and other health promotion partners. Seventy four families participated and experienced fun activities that can help develop healthy habits for the future.
Tips for Success:
"The lunchtime run club has been a great way for everyone to be involved. There is no cost and the students can all be included. It has really helped to get everyone running at recess." - Mary Kay Sykes, PE Teacher, Alki Elementary
Light Up the Scoreboard:
Seattle Seahawks mascot, Blitz and Sea Gal Kylie visited Alki Elementary for a celebration assembly of all of the students' hard work and Fuel Up to Play 60 success!