Thursday, June 7, 2012

Each AISD elementary campus can receive $4,000 to expand the Active Play Project, which uses playground stencils featuring nutrition messages to encourage physical activity. In addition, the funds and Active Play Project support the district's Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative, a partnership between the National Dairy Council and National Football League, which increases awareness and access to nutrient-rich foods and physical activity opportunities. Through the project, students can engage both physically and mentally with the playground stencils, which feature messaging about fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein and low fat dairy foods. Now that OHE has the stencils, we can receive the funds and use the stencils to promote health eating and activity choices. 

Southwest Fellowship Church, one of our community partners, came to help paint the stencils.  With their help and some of our own families, stencils were painted all over the playground. 

Thank you to everyone that helped!!!