Six learners and three facilitators from Tecumseh West STEAM Center traveled to Ford Field in Detroit on Tuesday, Oct. 9 for the 2018 Fuel Up to Play 60 Rally for School Health Event. They are returning to school inspired with ideas for incorporating healthy new recipes into meal programs and boosting physical activity during the day.
West STEAM Center learners who joined representatives from 27 other districts from across Michigan were: Jaret Alcock, David Hunt, Ryder Zajac, Kennedy Konz, Emily Stevenson and Kyle Kilbarger. They were accompanied by Kristy Zajac, Health and PE facilitator, David Gibson, Math and Social Studies facilitator and Brian McDowell, Science and Robotics facilitator.
Learners heard an inspirational message from former basketball player Kevin Laue, the first player missing a limb to play NCAA Division 1 basketball, played an interactive nutrition trivia game with Detroit Lions cheerleaders, ran through the tunnel to “Play 60” with Detroit Lions youth football coaches, enjoyed a “taste test” lunch, learned about the importance of nutrition on brain health and heard from Detroit Lions All Pro Player Herman Moore how to eat healthy, be active and make a difference.
Through the experience, students gained valuable and practical leadership skills for sharing nutrition and health information and encouraging peers, fellow learners and school leaders to adopt healthier eating habits and add more physical activity to their day.
WOOD-TV in Detroit covered the day's event. Click here to view the story.