“We’re trying to get kids to just see the goodness in being active and eating healthy so they can have a better day,” said Roddy Lewis, 14, at the Health and Wellness Expo at Skyview Middle School March 17.
The expo is designed to have every student in the school participate in healthy activities through their enrichment classes. Each student participated in three, 25-minute presentations touching on health related topics. Presenters included community members, district employees, and students.
“One thing we are doing new this year is we’ve got the Fuel Up to Play 60 team here at Skyview, which is all student lead, leading two stations,” said Tony Marino, teacher and expo organizer. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and National Football League, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to help encourage students to lead healthier lives.
“We thought it would be great to pull those kids into our health expo as well and get them involved and see how to have fun with their peers,” said Marino, “every year it just gets better and the kids love it.”