On Saturday morning, I visited Blanton Elementary School, where teachers, parents, and students were busy painting on the playground. They were using stencils to create colorful games and activities that promote healthy eating and physical activity. It’s part of a project called Fuel Up to Play 60, and its goal is to get our kids moving and having fun at the same time.
|Left to right: Dairy Max's Lisa Losasso, Blanton Principal Dora Molina, Blanton PE Teacher Suzie Plyler, and the District's Supervisor of Physical Education, Michele Rusnak help me hold the "check" for $320,000.|
I’m a big fan of this program, because it supports this AISD Strategic Plan Goal (1.9): “Ensure that every student has equitable access to health-related programming by providing staff and resource support for coordinated school education, family and community involvement, safe and healthy school environment, health services, physical education and physical activity, nutrition services, counseling and mental health services, and staff wellness at the district and campus levels.”
Besides, it’s great fun! I had a great time trying out some of the new stencils and even painting one of my own. I’m looking forward to seeing more Fuel Up to Play 60 projects in other schools throughout the district.