Posted on February 2, 2010
Health, fitness and childhood obesity are important current topics. Many schools and agencies are focusing on addressing nutrition, how students can eat healthier and related issues. I am pleased to present this Service-Learning Plan on Nutrition and hope that it enables you to incorporate this timely issue into your curriculum and classroom. Please feel free to adapt and modify to best meet the needs of your students. Good luck and let me know how it goes.
Respecting your body
Making good choices
Appreciating healthy food
Acting as if you are created in G-d’s image
Related Curricular Goals
People may not have sufficient food
Nutritious food is more expensive than junk food
People may not know which foods are nutritious
People who are sick and elderly may need help obtaining food
Food labels, FDA food pyramid, Chumash
Partnering Agencies: (Name/Contact/Phone/E-mail)
Shelters, food pantry/soup kitchen, restaurants, super markets, synagogues, schools
Resources for Further Research
Books, internet, videos, organizations
Food drives, organize a soup kitchen, teach younger students about healthy eating, take people who are elderly to the supermarket, deliver food to those who are sick, create and distribute a nutritious cookbook
Begin the first week of school by choosing a theme and allow 2 weeks to research potential ideas and 2 weeks to contact potential partnering agencies before beginning project.
$100 for classroom supplies, transportation costs, food, publishing, etc.
Are volunteers needed to help?
Do parents have related skills that will be helpful?
Does school have permission to take students on trips?
Can other classes be involved?