Thursday, October 13, 2011

Healthy School Meals, Physical Activity Fuel the Future of Texas

In celebration of National School Lunch Week, Oct. 10-14, I had the pleasure of visiting students at Collins Elementary School in Houston where we discussed the importance of healthy eating habits and physical activity.

For many students throughout Texas, a nutritious school lunch is the only balanced meal they receive during the day. We also know that students who eat well-balanced meals perform better in the classroom and on the playground. A healthy school lunch is a smart choice that complements the 3E’s of Healthy Living - Education, Exercise and Eating Right!

A big thanks to Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels and our friends at Dairy MAX, who joined me at Collins Elementary, for their efforts in getting Texas children to be more active through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Together, we can raise healthy and active students who one day will fuel the future of Texas.

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