The Oliver Foundation awarded Healthy Choices Grants to three Fort Bend ISD schools – Dulles Middle School, Missouri City Middle School and Oyster Creek Elementary School – to support their efforts in developing innovative programs to help improve students’ nutrition and physical activity habits.
The Oliver Foundation awarded a $3,000 Campus Grade Level Grant to Missouri City Middle School for the purchase of a Fender Blender Pro, a blender bike from Rock the Bike. The human powered, stationary blender bike is allowing students and staff to spin their way to health as they prepare smoothies. The bike has an actual blender attached to it that works as someone pedals the bike. The faster you pedal, the quicker it blends.
“We are so excited and grateful to The Oliver Foundation,” said Karen Crittenden, school nurse. “Our goal is to continue to generate excitement about being healthy and to encourage everyone to increase their physical activity and eat more nutritious meals.”
The blender bike is used school-wide. Health teachers use the bike as a healthy incentive for students to make fruit and vegetable-based smoothies with low-fat dairy. The blender bike is also used as a healthy and fun icebreaker at faculty meetings. The Human Services class uses it to make healthy spreads like hummus and pesto. The Teens Against Tabacco Use (TATU) and Move It! club members use the bike at outreach events to teach others about healthy lifestyles. The bike is even being used by custodians and cafeteria employees during their lunch and afternoon breaks.
For the full article, please go here: http://www.fortbendstar.com/2013/11/13/fbisd-schools-receive-oliver-foundation-grants-to-support-health-initiatives/Read More
We served Pumpkin Pie Smoothies at Berkeley Sunday Streets. This is a great seasonal treat for the fall and requires very little cooler space when at an event.
In your pitcher add:
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup vanilla yogurt
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Top with 1 cup ice and place on your bike blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a cup and enjoy!
Pro Tip: Bring a can opener with you to the event, or buy pumpkin puree in a carton.Read More
This video is from the Florida Dietetic Association’s Conference breakout session “The Learning Connection” where the Dairy Council of Florida and Action for Healthy Kids hosted participants and their children as they learned and participated in healthy lifestyle activities, such as bike blending
Earnest is using a Fender Blender Pro to make a delicious, healthy smoothie.Read More
Rock the Bike has a graphic designer that is more than happy to design artwork for you. However, making your own wheel branding art gives you complete creative control in the process. Below we show you how to design your branding for your Rock the Bike.
All artwork must be received print ready – 300dpi in PDF or TIFF file format.Read More