Last spring we made four different flavours of fruit infused water and then shared with the whole school. Students drank this water at breaks and lunches for two days. We made lemon/orange/lime, mixed fruit, orange, and strawberry/ kiwi. The school also made a bulletin board about about healthy drinking options that was up for one month. As a result fruit infused water has been used for other school events.
Students in the school preplanted some vegetables for the local community garden and their school garden. Someone from a local greenhouse came in and gave them supplies and instructions. They then planted the vegetables in the local town community garden. They also have a school garden that is planted by Healthy Living club members. In the fall we harvested the 6 gardens and made stew and biscuits with them. In the previous year we put put the local vegetables in the fall fair and won a prize.
Our School has a Healthy Living club who decided to plan a healthy picnic for the whole school. We went to an assembly and discussed the four food groups and played a few food games. We asked different classes to bring in whole grain crackers and cheese, milk, yogurt, fruits and vegetables. We bought fruit and made as a club, fruit infused water. We made individual cups of fruit and veggies, crackers and cheese, and had bowls of fruit and cups of yogurt. Students brought in picnic blankets. The whole school participated in the picnic. The healthy living club members were the heroes as they planned and prepared for this.