More than half of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
How Can Our Children Learn To Eat Healthy?
My students need a pyramid with plastic food to create proper nutritious meals and then be able to put the food in the correct category on the food pyramid.
Save our children's health! Our children are eating unhealthy foods and they need to learn how to eat healthy. By using actual food samples and learning about the food groups, our children can learn what is healthy and what is not. They will also learn what a serving size is.
My students range from the 9th grade up to the twelfth grade.
I have both males and females in the Family and Consumer Sciences area. Our school is a public high school. We are one of three in the county. Most of our students fall into the low to middle socio-economic category. Hands-on activities help students to reinforce the material and learn more about the unit of instruction. I have students who are athletic and students who focus more on academics; but, all like to take Foods & Nutrition classes.
Through the gracious donor gift, the item that I am requesting will help students learn how to plan meals using all of the food groups. The students will "prepare" a meal or snack using the plastic food and then will learn what individual food group each of their chosen items belongs to. The food is appropriately sized so the students will be able to learn what an individual serving size looks like, what foods should be together and how many calories their planned meal will be.
By seeing, touching, and placing items together, students will be able to learn what a healthy, nutritious meal is and how to combine foods to make complete and incomplete proteins.
Our students are living in homes where fast food is the norm. Students need to learn that food cooked at home is better for them and how to create a meal plan using the foods from the pyramid. Learning this can make a difference in their lives especially their health.
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