Blending healthy eating and physical activity
Crooked River Elementary students celebrated Mustang Wellness Week Oct. 2-6, and on Thursday, got to help make a Popeye Smoothie on the OSU Extension blender bike.
The Food Hero recipe included spinach, yogurt, orange juice, pineapple juice, bananas and ice. Kids took turns riding the bike, which activated the blender, creating a healthy, green smoothie — which they then got to sample.
It was all part of the event kick-off in an effort to incite excitement for healthy eating — snacking specific —and healthy physical activity.
Crooked River Elementary received a $2,880 Fuel Up to Play 60 grant earlier this year to jumpstart healthy changes.
Funds are used to help K-12 schools implement one healthy eating play and one physical activity play.
The grant was funded in part by the Oregon Dairy Association.