Oct. 07, 2011 -
On October 7, the entire student body of Schafer Elementary School in Lombard, IL (about 450 students) had an opportunity to experience new, healthy food options and physical activity during the first DuPage Get in the Action Day, a partnership of FORWARD, Action for Healthy Kids, School District 45, Tri-Town YMCA, and DuPage Medical Group’s Charitable Fund.
The children were provided with samples of cantaloupe and jicama. After the taste test, they returned to their classrooms and participated in volunteer-driven “Brain Breaks”. The children followed along and acted out activities or parts of a story, hopping when the "frog leapt from his lily pad", never suspecting they were experiencing exercise.