“Last week students and teachers at Rogers Middle School showed off milk mustaches at a lunchtime photo booth and submitted slogans encouraging students to eat healthy and exercise.
The booth was one of several ‘plays’ devised by Rogers nurse Kathy Beezley, who has recieved a Fuel Up to Play 60 grant from the NFL and the St. Louis Dairy Council. Other parts of the program include exercise after school with Nintendo Wii games and a late, light breakfast for students who arrive at school without having eaten.
Beezley said that she received a call Monday from the NFL office. They have heard about her Wii fitness program and said they will be sending some free Wii football games for the school’s collection.
The the white foam on the kids’ upper lips actually came from healthy milkshakes, rather than plain milk, Beezley said.
The Affton school board also posed for a mustachioed photo.”
Printed in the Affton-Shrewsbury Patch on March 29, 2011
Article by Andrew Dana Hudson