Fueling up with a healthy breakfast

Krystle Wagner • Mar 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Before the school day started, students began their day with a breakfast in the cafeteria.

In addition to items such as fruit and milk, students tried oatmeal made by student leaders involved in the Fuel Up to Play 60 team at Ferry Elementary School and Voyager School. Fuel Up is a national program, and it’s in several Grand Haven elementary schools.

The goal of the oatmeal breakfast was aimed at introducing their classmates to the oatmeal was to encourage them to try a healthy breakfast, said Gwenyth Jacobs, 10.

Throughout the year, the group’s goal is to encourage their classmates to make healthy food choices and exercise more, Jacobs said.

Although making the oatmeal led to a few messy spills, Norma Kodi, 10, said it was fun working alongside her classmates to make the healthy breakfast food.

When students tried the oatmeal Friday morning, Marcus Zambelli, 10, said he thought the oatmeal tasted good.

Kaydence Camburn, 9, liked what the cinnamon and applesauce added to the oatmeal.

Although 7-year-old Jeanette Ruberto doesn’t like oatmeal, she thought it was neat that her classmates made it.

Nina Ruberto, 12, said she liked that the Fuel Up team was on-hand during the breakfast because it helped build up a positive atmosphere around being healthy. 

Nina said she liked the oatmeal and she thought it was “cool” they made it.

“It made it taste better,” she said.

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