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Food Awareness Challenge

Whitney Carroll,   Holy Name School
Access to Healthy Foods
Food Awareness Challenge

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.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

The overall awareness of their physical, mental, social, and emotional health has improved within this first semester. Many students are wanting to take care of their bodies and understand that food is fuel for their wellbeing.