Public School 133 William A. Butler Wins National Healthy Schools Silver Award
Public School 133 William A. Butler - Brooklyn, NY
Healthy eating has become a priority at Public School 133, where all food options align with the USDA’s nutrition standards. The school also distributes letters and e-mails with tips for healthy meals, hosts round-table discussions with parents to promote a nutrition dialogue, and allows staff and students to make fresh, healthy smoothies with NutriBullets. To increase opportunities for physical activity, the school offers a variety of athletic programs after school and implemented a morning Building Our Kids Success (BOKS) program. A small fitness area has also been created for staff members. “Our staff and student body are increasingly aware of being healthy and leading an active lifestyle each day they come to school. This is evident by their actions, words and food choices,” said Joshua Blatt, physical education teacher.