This is a program to promote eating healthy and is excellent for finals week, or stressful semesters. We stand in the lobby (three of us) make fruit smoothies. A description will be given on how to do so. Basically, this is an awesome program because #1, it is easy for the RA’s to do and #2 because if you think about it, a lot of these students are extremely undernourished nutritionally and the vitamins and glucose may be what they need to succeed on their big tests and a stressful time. This program was an INCREDIBLE hit because 250 of our 336 residents came down and waited in line for a smoothie. Actually, the line of people waiting for a smoothie was all the way down the hall for an hour! People are still talking about it and begging for more, and we did it way last semester. It helped a lot of students to realize that eating healthy can be easy and delicious!
Blenders, frozen strawberries (or other fruits), VANILLA yogurt,
and apple juice. Play with the consistency until it tastes like a fruit malt. You can sprinkle store-bought (sugar coated) granola on the top and it is DELICIOUS!!!
Have more RA’s involved in helping purchase the huge amounts of yogurt, Apple juice and strawberries. Also, be prepared to feel like a short order cook. It gets hectic, but it is so fun and sooo yummy.
School: University of Missouri, Kansas City
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