Leisa Prasser, Meredith Nicholson Elementary School
Access to Healthy Foods, Student Leadership, Teamwork
For the 2018-19 school year, Nicholson Elementary chose "It's All About Your Choices - Go Nutritious" for our Healthy Eating Play.
We partnered with our corporation dietitian to do monthly "Chef in the Classroom" demos of how to make a healthy snack from fresh ingredients. Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassadors in each classroom serve as the "guest chef" and follow a healthy snack recipe with assistance from the dietitian. The healthy snack is then shared with the entire classroom.
How did students and adults work together as a team?
Student Ambassadors in each classroom worked with the school corporation dietitian to make a healthy snack. Students had to follow the recipe and make the snack with assistance and direction from the dietitian.
How did you accomplish your goals?
By doing a demo in the classroom of a simple, nutritious snack, we are able to help students see that there are healthy options out there. The entire class got to taste the snack and most demos were a success and students liked the healthy option.
How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?
Following all of the monthly in-class Nutrition Nuggets lessons, Nicholson will bring back a very popular event in the past - Chef in the Classroom! Professional chefs will come to our school and students will get to see live demonstrations of healthy food recipes. This will reinforce the "mini" chef demos by our Student Ambassadors.
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