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Breakfast Boost Brain Power

Cara Summerfield,   Basha High School
Access to Healthy Foods

Our student Conner has been attending workshops in collaboration with the AZ Dairy Council to learn about the importance of dairy in our diets. He came to me and asked to present information on the importance of breakfast to my first year Culinary Arts classes.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We wanted kids to think more about what went into their current breakfast and figure out ways to more easily have a balanced meal. There were some interesting discussions on ways to include all the food groups into an easy grab and go meal.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Conner had to make sure he felt comfortable with the materials by asking a lot of questions during the workshops. He also had to spend time coordinating with me to figure out when he was going to present. His other teachers were also involved to make sure he understood what he was missing from not being in his other classes so he could present.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

The presentations were meant for a 50 minute class period and his first presentation was only 25 minutes. He and I talked about how to make it more interactive and longer to fill the time frame.