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Engadine High School
Engadine Consolidated Schools
Mackinac County
W13920 Melville Street
Engadine, Michigan  49827-9501

Enrollment:   135
Public School

Success Story Contact:
Rae Marie  Klobucher
teacher
Phone: 906-477-6313
Email: rea@eup.k12.mi.us


Success Story Information:

When Accomplished: Not available at the time of success story submission
Reach:
  • Building level
Duration: 10 to 12 months
Costs:
  • Materials/supplies
  • $2,501 - $5,000
Factors for Success:
  • Coordinated School Health Team
  • Completing an assessment (such as Healthy School Action Tool, School Health Index, Changing the Scene)
  • Administrative support
  • Other team/committee (other than a Coordinated School Health Team)
  • Funding
 

HEALTHIER VENDING
SCHOOL SUCCESS STORY

At Engadine High School we had TWO pop machines to raise money for the student council. We saw pop everywhere and at all times of the day. The staff wanted to find some other way to have the student council raise money for their events, such as Homecoming, Court Warming, Community Day, etc. The idea of a milk machine came up but there was no money to buy a machine. We are a very small school and would have to see a lot of milk to pay for the machine before a profit could be made.

Then we started working on the Action Plan and Wellness in our school. It was because we did the Action Plan that the school was able to apply for a grant so that we could purchase a vending machine for healthy items. We won the grant! It was our answer. The first pop machine came out when we heard the good news about getting the grant. Some people were still worried that the healthy vending machine would not work. So we kept the other pop machine until the new vending machine was up and working.

Our students used the healthy vending machine and stopped buying pop. The pop machine was not making any money. Students and staff were buying fruit, milk, cheese, and other healthy items from the new vending machine. So after two weeks the last pop machine left our building. Sales are going strong after having the healthy vending machine for four months now. Some days we even have to fill it twice to keep up with the demand of the students and staff.
 
Other Relevant School Information

Our Coordinated School Health Team/Committee has the following active members: School Administration (Principal, Assistant Principal, Superintendent);Nutrition Services (Food Service Director or Manager);Physical Education (PE teacher);Health Education (Health teacher or Health Educator);Classroom teacher (not PE or Health);Health Services Provider or School Nurse;School Counselor, Psychologist or Social Worker;Family Involvement (Parent/Guardian);Student (on the team for middle/high school; input for elementary school);Community Involvement (Health Department, MSU Extension, Heart Assoc., Cancer Society)

Our Team/Committee met 2 to 3 times during the past 12 months.

Assessments* Completed: Healthy School Action Tools (HSAT)*

This Success Story was submitted on 1/29/2007

*Since 2004, The Healthy School Action Tool Assessment is Michigan's preferred assessment tool that is a combination of the School Health Index and Changing the Scene.



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