Thursday, May 01, 2014
We have been studying nutrition and the digestive system this past 2 weeks in my classroom, and we showed this video to our 120 7th graders:
You need to c&p the link to your browser, because the "link" feature on SP doesn't seem to be working. Sorry. :/
We have looked at MyPlate, portion sizes (many thanks to Sparkpeople for your handy articles on portion sizes!), and how our bodies process food. Today I even showed the kids what I made for dinner last night, and we looked at all the labels for everything I made, in class. The kids have been flabbergasted throughout this unit.
Today, I went down to the lunchroom and had a school lunch. I usually bring my own, but I was running short on time today and I also honestly wanted to compare the cafeteria at my school to the ones that Jamie Oliver depicts on his show. I got a nice salad with all fresh ingredients, and a bread-bowl of cheddar soup, and it was awesome! On the other side of the line, the school had...wait for it...fries, cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets. Then, I looked at my kids' trays as they were leaving the line. And they were coming out of our classroom with all this information about nutrition, all the Jamie Oliver stuff they've been seeing in both our class, health class, and at home, and they were CHOOSING the fries/burgers/nuggets.
It's all about choices. That is all.