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Fueling for Fun

Great things are happening in schools across Idaho. Hear from Kim Sherrer of Emmett School District and get great ideas about how Fuel Up to Play 60 can be implemented in your school!

FUTP60 EMS kickoffAt the Emmett School District we are excited for our fourth year participating in Fuel Up to Play 60!  Emmett Middle School and Shadow Butte Elementary work together to roll out the FUTP 60 program to encourage healthy eating and physical activity.

Students at Shadow Butte Elementary can join the Fuel Up Student Council and assist in making the Kick-off event and other Fuel Up activities happen. As they graduate to Middle School they stay involved in FUTP 60! Middle School students have the opportunity to come back to their elementary school and lead the monthly Fuel Up Student Council meetings.

Husky Hustle at shadow ButteThis year Emmett Middle School has walking clubs during advisory classes. Twice a month each advisory class walks for fitness. Parents are encouraged to come and walk with their students.

We have sports tournaments for activities like dodge ball and 3 on 3 basketball.  Prizes are given away to encourage kids to keep playing!

At Shadow Butte Elementary the Fuel Up to Play 60 kick-off assembly is scheduled right before our Husky Hustle Fun Run.  This annual fun run project raises funds for all of the year’s field trips.  Parents are welcomed to come and walk with their student.

Husky Hustle 2014 bubbles4We are also very excited to begin the new Run/Walk Across America Club.  Each grade has a destination that corresponds to a place they will be learning about during the school year. The class in each grade level that runs or walks the fastest to their destination wins a smoothie party and an extra 30 minutes in the gym playing an activity of their choice.

Good nutrition is important at Emmett schools. We are in the process of buying an extra food cart to help the lunch room provide more fresh vegetables and fruits. Our Fuel Up Student Council will decorate the cafeteria with nutrition education materials and students receive awards for drinking milk at breakfast and lunch.

-Kim Sherrer, School Nurse for Emmett School District