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2nd Grade Celebrates Nutrition Month

The month of March was designated as Nutrition Month, and the students in Ms. Nichols' 2nd Grade Class celebrated with a month long project.  The project was designed around the Healthful Living North Carolina Standard Course of Study.  The children created a food pyramid or plate.  They also had fun searching their own kitchen for healthy foods for a scavenger hunt.  Each child provided a kid friendly healthy snack recipe.  The recipes are being compiled by Ms. Nichols for a class cookbook.  Another component of the project was creating a board game designed to teach others nutrition facts.  The students have had a wonderful time teaching and playing each other’s games.

Perhaps the most exciting and rewarding experience for the children was to prepare a healthy meal for their own family to enjoy.  The kids were very enthusiastic about their selections and documented the process from creating a menu, shopping for fresh ingredients, and actually cooking the meal with photos.  The parents deserve a big pat on the back for supporting this project and allowing their child to help prepare a family meal.  A fun time and good memories were made for all!

Written by: Shannon Nichols
Posted: Apr 04, 2012 by Jeff Aten

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