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All students are currently exploring the connection between eating and health in their nutrition units.  5th graders identified the health benefits provided by different fruits and vegetables. Ask them about the silly Eat a Rainbow music video we've been watching!  Next, they charted the rainbow of foods they're already eating along with some new ones they'd like to try.  We'll conclude the unit with our very own version of the Chopped, modeled after the tv show of the same name. Instead of having to create meals with random ingredients, students will need to add more fruits or veggies to traditional meals or dream up their produce-heavy creations. Students will present their ideas, vote for their favorite, and sample the winning dish! 6th graders are learning about how essential vitamins and minerals help the body through their Nutrient Wanted posters or Nutrient Superhero projects.  Students have been busy researching their topics and creating while also devoting some classes to the D.A.R.E program.  Students will teach their classmates about their nutrients and compare what they've learned to the USDA My Plate Guidelines. All students will use the project gallery to develop a checklist of healthy, vitamin and mineral-rich foods they enjoy. 7th graders have examined food package claims, learned about fats, sugar, sodium, whole grains, and fiber, and are getting ready to dive deep into nutrition fact labels. Students will use their label reading skills to categorize foods as Go, Slow, or Whoa choices, identify healthy changes in their own eating habits, and compare the nutritional value of similar whole and processed foods. They'll demonstrate their learning as they develop a marketing strategy (package, print ad, commercial, jingle, etc.) for an underappreciated healthy food. 8th graders have explored the connection between diet and chronic disease, the ability of certain foods to fight disease, and the health risks of disordered eating and steroid use.  Students currently are examining the connection between media and body image and the companies that have been brave enough to break the mold. Next, we'll watch and reflect on the documentary Fed Up. Finally, students will have the opportunity to reflect on their eating habits and decide which choices will best support their health.
Posted by BMuldoon  On Nov 25, 2018 at 5:20 PM
  
Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to be getting to know our new students and reconnecting with my students from last year.  Stay tuned to learn about the exciting things happening in our classes. ~Mrs. Muldoon
Posted by BMuldoon  On Sep 04, 2018 at 1:20 PM
  
 
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