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Creating food pyramids for the whole school

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Ron Mendleski,   Kaffie Middle School
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 Creating food pyramids for the whole school

Exploring Careers classes at Kaffie Middle School, Corpus Christi, Texas, recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including the ability to manage stress. The assignment was to research and create a food pyramid to be placed within the school.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

200 food pyramids posted around school. Good eating habits start with food knowledge.

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

Teenagers now are "now eaters." As the teacher my experiences with food are different than theirs. Food is made fresh, enjoy the process, 1. no microwave for a week 2, meal must be 3 ingredients 3. no box, no bag, no can

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

Salt and sugar. This was the inside goal of the healthy lifestyles. In today's society sodium and sugar have become real dangers to young people; they need to understand daily amounts, stay with them, and be stricter.