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Highland Elementary Students Ending World Hunger
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
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Highland fifth graders are participating in the UNICEF Kid Power initiative.  This program allows students to end world hunger one step at a time. As a part of this initiative, students wear a pedometer bracelet that tracks their steps.  Kids can run, jump, dance, and play to earn steps! By being active and making healthy choices, students will transform their energy into lifesaving therapeutic food packs that are sent to malnourished children all around the world.

It takes 2,400 steps to earn a food pack. We have set a goal to earn 5 bags a day per student, so that would be 12,000 steps a day.  If all students achieve their daily steps, we will be able to earn 200 packs a day! By taking 12,000 steps a day, students will be living healthy, active lives and helping other kids in need.  That’s definitely a win-win!

This program comes with standards-aligned lessons and activities that allow for students to learn about the different cultures that UNICEF serves. The focus of the program is creating global citizens that want children everywhere to survive and thrive.  Our kids are excited about helping others and doing their part to end world hunger.

Heather Fay, Teacher at Highland Elementary