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Klondike Pizza Week

Caren Walker,   Klondike Middle School
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Klondike Pizza Week

KMS 8th grade FACS students celebrated the end of their Foods and Nutrition Unit by making pizza. The students learned how fast and easy it was to make their own (whole-wheat) crust as well as how to make a healthier pizza by using a variety of toppings. Each kitchen groups selected their toppings from using leaner meats, fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, and even breakfast toppings. The teacher also demonstrated a dessert apple pizza using apples from her family farm in Michigan.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students worked together in their kitchen groups to select a healthier pizza topping to prepare. All the students in the group had to agree, so they had to compromise and cooperate with each other. Students also had to divide up the work during the two-day lab.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

I have seen an improvement with my students trying new foods since the start of the Food and Nutrition Unit. The students are more willing to try new foods. Students are also telling me that they are eating more fresh fruits and vegetables at home. My students have become aware of what it means to have "locally grown" foods. We have prepared several foods not only grown locally but also charted where our foods come from (on a map).