Meals at Marana, Flowing Wells schools

Flowing Wells and Marana Unified School Districts are offering summer food-service programs to provide breakfast and lunch to kids whose families are struggling to put food on the table.

Those under 18 years old can participate.

Locations in the Flowing Wells district include Homer Davis Elementary, 4250 N. Romero Road; Walter Douglas Elementary, 3302 N. Flowing Wells Road; Flowing Wells High School, 3725 N. Flowing Wells Road; Hendricks Elementary, 3400 W. Orange Grove Road; Sentinel Peak High School, 4125 W. Regency Plaza St., and Flowing Wells Junior High, 4545 N. La Cholla Blvd.

For more information on the Flowing Wells program, call 696-8622.

Marana's locations include Butterfield Elementary School, 3400 W. Massingale Road; Estes Elementary School, 11280 W. Grier Road, and Marana Middle School, 11285 W. Grier Road.

For more information on the Marana program, call 682-4712.

PE teacher lands $5,000 grant

Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School physical education elementary teacher Carol Wolbert won a $5,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona for her efforts to get kids in shape.

Rattlesnake Ridge is in the Marana Unified School District.

Wolbert challenged 95 fifth-graders to eat healthy foods and exercise more for 28 consecutive days as part of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona's "Walk On!" challenge. The challenge is a free health-education program that encourages fifth-graders each day to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables, spend less than two hours staring at an electronics screen, exercise for one hour and avoid sugary drinks.

"Walk On was implemented through the PE curriculum. At the beginning of the program students brainstormed ideas on why they thought healthy habits were important," Wolbert said in a news release.

"At the end of the month students were polled in class regarding the 'ease' of reaching each goal and why or why not. Many students were surprised by their results."

Wolbert was one of five teachers to win $5,000 grants. She was the only one in Southern Arizona.

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