By Susie Stanfield, Fishers Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Fishers, IN (near Indianapolis)
We were really excited when USDA Food and Nutrition Deputy Administrator Audrey Rowe visited our school on Friday, May 21st. Students from Mrs. Trees’ 3rd grade class showed Ms. Rowe how fun it is to exercise in school by participating in a cardio/station activity focused on the “Indy 500 Race.” After class, everyone went to the cafeteria for lunch prepared by Tracy Huser, our cafeteria manager, and her staff. Ms. Rowe held a roundtable with parents, teachers, students, and our district administrators to discuss nutrition and school lunch options. We’re all hoping these ideas will help develop healthy eating habits for years to come and assist the next generation in fighting obesity and health problems.
Third graders in Fishers Elementary gym class.
Deputy Administrator Audrey Rowe joins the Fishers Elementary School lunch line.
Deputy Adminstrator Audrey Rowe enjoys lunch with third graders at Fishers Elementary School.