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Mr. Berg from Timbo AR is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Healthy Cooking & Weight Management

Help me give my students equipment for healthy cooking and tools for weight management.

  • $315 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege of teaching at a very special school. Our kids love learning and are an absolute pleasure to work with. I've been associated with five other schools, and this one is just so outstanding--so incredibly special.

Over 85% of our children are receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

We are in a ​very rural part of Arkansas, deep in the Ozark hills. Many of our kids have never been more than a few hours from home. Despite poverty and geographic isolation, our kids love learning. Our school has about 200 children, K-12. I teach art and family and consumer sciences, which includes parenting, child development, interior design, sewing, and more.

My Project

I am requesting tools for healthy cooking. I would like a steamer and a stovetop griddle for my students to learn to prepare vegetables in a healthy way. I am also requesting a vegetable spiralizer for my classroom. Many of my students are unfamiliar with vegetables in general and certainly have limited knowlege of healthy cooking methods. I am also requesting tools that help with weight management. I am requesting a blood pressure monitor, oxygen and heart rate monitor, body fat measuring calipers, and a 3D model of body fat. I will use both the cooking equipment and the weight management tools during a semester-long study in Family and Consumer Sciences Classes. During this study students will monitor their health independently in journals. Students will have resources they need to cook healthy foods and monitor their own health.

Mr. Berg
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lodge LPGI3 Pro-Grid Cast Iron Reversible 20" x 10" Grill/Griddle Pan with Easy-Grip Handles 10" x 20" • Amazon Business $44.90 1 $44.90
Blood Pressure Monitor by Paramed: Accurate Automatic Upper Arm Bp Machine & Pulse Rate Monitoring Meter with Cuff 22-40cm, 120 Sets Memory, LCD & Talking - Device Bag & 4AAA Included - Fda Approved • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
Brieftons 7-Blade Spiralizer: Strongest-and-Heaviest Duty Vegetable Spiral Slicer, Best Veggie Pasta Spaghetti Maker for Low Carb/Paleo/Gluten-Free, With Container, Lid, Blade Caddy & 4 Recipe Ebooks • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Skin Calipers Body Fat Testing Combo Set + Small Gym Tote Bag + Measuring Tape+ Body Fat, Weight and Measurement Chart for Men & Women + Mini E-Book on Weight Loss • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Etekcity Scale, Smart Body Fat Scale, Bathroom Bluetooth Digital Weight Scale Tracks 13 Key Compositions Analyzer, 6mm-Thick Glass, Sync with Fitbit, Apple Health and Google Fit, 400 lbs, FDA Approved • Amazon Business $24.59 1 $24.59
Nasco WA07173 Human Body Fat Replica with Display Base, 1 lb. • Amazon Business $23.10 1 $23.10
Zacurate Pro 500DL Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor with Silicon Cover, Batteries and Lanyard (Black Series) (Mystic Black) • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Oster 108132.03 Steamer 1 Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00

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