In honor of National School Breakfast Week March 2-6, Dr. Reynaldo Carreon, Jr., invited some partners to join in the celebration.

Shelley Nail, Riverside University Health System–Public Health, the CalFresh program, DSUSD Nutrition Services Director Daniel Capello, and the Dairy Council of California“Mobile Dairy Classroom” came to visit with our new friends “Milkshake” and “Sundae.”

Students were ecstatic to have a cow and calf on their campus and even dressed up like farmers!

Quotes from students when they were asked what they learned:

  • “Cows that make milk are girls and we eat boy cows.”
  • “Cows chew food twice and they call the food that is chewed twice their cud.”
  • “Cows can only produce milk when it has a calf.”
  • “Brown cows are called jerseys.”

To wrap up National School Breakfast week we unveiled our brand new breakfast cart awarded to us by the Ready, Step, Move, Give PepsiCo program in partnership with Fuel Up To Play 60 (FUTP 60). The new cart allows us to serve more students during breakfast and lunch in new and exciting ways. Alyssa McClelland from FUTP 60 and the  Dairy Management Company, as well as Jose Aispuro and Juan Cecena, local representatives from PepsiCo Foundation, were here to assist us with the ribbon cutting ceremony.

There’s Moo-re to Health at Dr. Carreon AcademyDr. Carreon Academy teachers, Jory Kirchhevel, Ralph Gutierrez, and Bethany Marinez, began their partnership with Fuel up to Play 60 last year along with four students, Isabel Martinez, Salvador Moreno, Briana Anaya, and Dominic Rabago. The group attended the 10th Annual Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, in July. The summit was a hands-on experience for student ambassadors and program advisors to learn more about healthy eating, physical activity, and leadership skills. This opportunity was given to Dr. Carreon Academy through a grant from PepsiCo and the NFL en Espanol program.

Students visited elementary schools in downtown Cleveland, joining in their summer meals program, created posters for a contest to promote healthy eating, built and gave away bikes, and played NFL Flag Football with NFL players. A huge thank you to GenYOUth, CustomEd, National Football League (NFL) and Alyssa McClelland from, Fuel Up to Play 60- Dairy Management Inc.!

In November, Dr. Carreon Academy hosted their 1st FUTP 60 kick-off week where students peddled Rock the Bike smoothie bikes to prepare fruit and vegetable smoothies for fellow students and delivered them to the entire school. Students also showed their NFL and collegiate spirit with attire and participated in cafeteria taste tests.

Physical education teacher, Jory Kirchhevel is scheduled to present “Bring Fuel Up to Play 60 to your School” at the national SHAPE America Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in April. For more information about starting a  Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Club at your school, reach out to Jory at  jory.kirchhevel@desertsands.us

 

 

 

 

Image Sources

  • dsusd-kids-2: DSUSD
  • Dr. Carreon Academy Students: DSUSD