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Eating Right!



Eating Right!


 

Fourth graders in Mrs. Lipke’s and Ms. Appel's classes engaged in a Project-Based Learning Unit on good nutrition. The unit began with keeping a food intake journal, which were then reviewed by Jenelle Donahoe, a Children's Dietician from St. Joseph's Hospital. After reading the journals and noting trends, she came up with a presentation to teach the children about good food choices. They learned what food does for your body and were surprised to learn that 58% of Americans skip the most important meal of the day – breakfast. Students got to see how much sugar is in some of their favorite drinks, were introduced to the food plate that helps balance foods from different groups and also discussed portion size. Perhaps the best part was getting to taste some nutritious smoothies that are a good way to get in foods from a variety of groups. Students then began their research and ultimately developed their own presentations to spread the word about the importance of eating right!

 


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