September 14, 2020
Sherry Ollison

As COVID-19 has changed our PE world in every way possible. It still remains that kids need to play. As a fan of play, it was the task of Coach Ollison and Coach Rickey to figure out how to get kids' active and playing, even though PE at Lykins Elementary was not virtual. As a fan of play, Coach O used the grant money from the Healthy Zone School Program to purchase backpacks, all sizes of balls, jump ropes, and a few more trinkets for the kids to play with while they were virtual. She knew they wouldn't be active in her class, but knew that with a bit of creativity, the kids would find a... Read more

April 2, 2020
Jennifer  James

I just wanted to share how PROUD I am of my Vaughn students for still getting in their 60 minutes of activity from home during this unprecedented time! Our Frisco ISD PE teachers have created an eLearning PE choice board over the past 3 weeks where students can choose various physical fitness activities to complete. The activities range from soccer and hockey skills, to movement dances, as well as tabata fitness activities! Each student has the autonomy of choosing what works BEST for them! I have been just beyond proud to look at all of the pictures and videos through our FISDVaughnPE... Read more

March 6, 2020
Amy Schaefer

It's Seed Day in the Garden! Volunteers and community members help our students plant their garden full of delicious food to eat during the spring and early summer. Science class is held outside all day! Students get their hands dirty while learning about life cycles, migration, composting, water collection, herbs, pollinators, and much more. It is definitely a seeds in the ground, STEAM in the garden, festival kind of day! Read more

February 19, 2020
Cindy Bladl

With the help of the Healthy Zone School Program, Lakeside Elementary in Coppell, TX, has a Kindness Club. Fourth and fifth grade learners were invited to the club. The learners have made kindness bookmarks which are hidden in our library books and they made "appreciation" posters and signs for cafe and custodial staff. We also spent a chilly day making some chalk art at school. Lastly, they passed out Random Acts of Kindness cards at the local Kroger. HZS Program helped with the supplies which were used in all activities. Read more

February 12, 2020
Amy Schaefer

We held our School Walk for Diabetes and Family Glow night! We were not able to do our 1 mile walk outside, so we moved it inside and walked the halls of the school before getting our healthy snack and grooving to the music! Read more

February 6, 2020
Amy Schaefer

On the 100th day of school, Abbett Elementary in Garland ISD reviewed the importance of GO foods and physical activity! Each of our classes worked in groups to come up with their favorite GO foods and physical activities! It was fun listening to the students talk about appropriate GO foods and fun being activie! Read more

February 5, 2020
Robert Black

One of the activities Durham Middle School in Lewisville ISD have begun to emphasis more with our older students is the importance of weigh training. Since we are a middle school, it is important for us to be able to emphasize healthy activities we believe that are relevant to our older students. Weight training allows us the opportunity to share an activities for our older students that is practical and hands on. Stressing the healthy benefits and lessons they can achieve through weight training has the potential to be a life long skill.

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January 6, 2020
Kelly Featherston

Kimball Elementary in Mesquite ISD loves to offer healthy snack alternatives on 'typically unhealthy' snack days (Halloween, etc). During December, our school had a Polar Express day where students wear PJs and rotate to all teachers and have PE themed activities. So this year for polar express day we offered Cherry Jubilee and Apple Pie smoothies to all students. Our student leadership team delivered the smoothies and they were a hit!!! Read more

April 23, 2019
Carma Williams

PM Akin Elementary PTA had their spring carnival this past week and Healthy Zone had a table for families to sample carrots and humus. It was a hit! We also put together an Easter basket with healthy Easter treat ideas and all the ingredients to make them. The basket was available at the silent auction. Read more

April 16, 2019
Carma Williams

PM Akin Elementary had a staff contest in December to see who could walk the most steps in a week. The challenge was to hit 10,000 steps per day. The staff members that met their goal received a new pair of holiday socks. Read more