Food Awareness Challenge
- Whitney Carroll, Holy Name School
- Access to Healthy Foods
My middle school classes were challenged to log everything they consumed for a week and keep a running record. They also had to keep track of their exercise and emotional/mental health. After the week, the students completed a reflection to get an overall picture of their everyday diet. Many students were appalled by the snacks they were bringing to school and how there were so many empty calories in their diet. Since the challenge, the students are making a conscious effort to bring in healthier and more beneficial foods to school and are taking advantage of the healthy options that are provided by the school.