BUSHTON —Central Plains Middle School has received a Power Up Grant from Kansas Team Nutrition. Kansas Team Nutrition said, “(The CPMS) grant will include an 8-week health education program for middle school students (in eighth grade.) This program will be to equip students with the knowledge to make healthier choices by encouraging consumption of healthy foods, supporting regular physical activity, teaching students to make their own healthy snacks, and building healthy self-esteem.”
Eighth graders at CPMS enjoyed a healthy snack Friday. Each student received a winesap apple picked by CPHS Nutrition and Wellness students during a visit to Cain City Orchard, rural Bushton. A special thanks to Cain City Orchard. This healthy snack was the kickoff of the CPMS Power Up program.
Power Up was developed in 2009 through a partnership between Kansas Team Nutrition and the National Kidney Foundation Serving Kansas and Western Missouri. This program utilizes the message
“EAT SMART. PLAY HARD. ENERGIZE YOURSELF.” The grant was written by FCS teacher Sharon Cooper and will be implemented by Brandon Wise, CPMS Health and Physical Education instructor and Cooper.