Comprehensive Dairy Classroom Challenge At Norwich Elementary

May 11, 2009 at 4:31 pm | Posted in Nutrition focus: Dairy Challenges | Leave a comment
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Families sampled yogurt parfaits instead of the typical fair food for $.50 a piece!

Families sampled yogurt parfaits instead of the typical fair food for $.50 a piece!

In preparation for the upcoming classroom 3-day dairy challenge, wellness committee members at Norwich Elementary in Hilliard organized and staffed a yogurt parfait tasting table at the annual fair fundraiser, which took the place of the usual cotton candy or sno-cone sales. 

Click here to see the accompanying handout, which actually hits all the GameOn challenges we have done so far – fruit and veggies, whole grains, and dairy Yogurt parfait handout.  At this time, milk moustache photos were taken of students, and also the popular recess aide that the kids adore.

 A month later, teachers were offered the chance to have their students set a goal as a class for how many dairy servings they will eat in three days, track their dairy servings, and then see if they met their goal.  If they met their goal, they received a gift card to Walmart for $20 to buy something for the class.  (grant money helping here).  Here’s the form that went to the teachers:  clrmdairychallengeformNorwich

The day before the classroom challenge was to begin, one of the more theatrical parents dressed up as a cow and handed out bookmarks to kids getting on the buses to get students excited!

Dairy cow hands out bookmarks as students leave school - reminds them to have "3 A  Day!"

Dairy cow hands out bookmarks as students leave school - reminds them to have "3 A Day!"

 In addition, classroom activity sheets and materials were placed in the staff lounge for teachers to help themselves.    A tasting of 3 different types of cheese (including soy cheese) was offered and organized by parent volunteers in the cafeteria during lunch on the last day of “Dairy Week”.  

Voting process in the cafeteria - which cheese do you like best?
Here students vote for which cheese they         Results of the voting were posted –
like best!                                                                             and satisfied a 3rd grade math standard!
A classroom poster contest was also offered –  Wellness committee members served as judges and the winning classroom will recieve a smoothie and classroom milk moustache party.  Here is the poster that won below, created by Mrs. Stroh’s K-1st grade class:
Classroom Dairy Poster Contest Winner!

Classroom Dairy Poster Contest Winner!

Here’s the form that went to parents, to let them know what is happening: Dairychallenge parentflyr page1, dairychallengepage2parentflyr
Here’s some posters that were posted around the school!   There were some of the recess aide, and some of students with milk moustaches as well. Mr Kelly
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