Whew, it’s been a busy couple days! As I mentioned, yesterday I taught a lesson on the Food Pyramid to 3rd graders with a couple other classmates as part of the experiential component of our Maternal and Children’s Health Nutrition class. It was fun! The kids at the elementary school were super cute and very into the lesson, raising their hands to tell us their favorite foods and what they knew about nutrients and everything. I was impressed with how smart they were!
We played a game at the end to review what they learned, giving them index cards with food names and having them put the cards into the bag labeled with the correct food group! They had fun with it :)
There was one really funny exchange with a rather sullen kid, though, ha — in the first minute of class, too! Check it out:
Me: The first section of the Food Pyramid we’re going to talk about today is Grains! What are some of your favorite grains?
Kids raise hands and say rice, pasta, bread, etc., and then:
Blonde kid: Cheese!
Me (smiling): Cheese isn’t a grain!
Blonde kid (hostile): I don’t CARE if cheese is a grain.
Me: Well, that’s not very nice, now is it? You can tell us all about your favorite cheese when we get to the dairy category.
Lol. I’m glad I’ve taught kids before so I wasn’t phased! Kids are so funny. He did actually cheer up later on in the lesson and tell us his favorite cheese was pepper jack… poor guy was probably just having a bad day!
We helped weigh and measure some of the kids with the school nurse afterwards — I’d forgotten they do that in schools so they can track their growth on charts! It was good practice for our RD internships :)
Guest Post Extravaganza
I’m off to relax (and see “Easy A” with the girls later, heh!), so I will leave you with some fun guest posts I wrote that appear on other blogs/websites today!
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First up — my former college roommate and good friend Lisa’s blog! Her blog, called lists in my pocket, is about ways to simplify your life, whether it be decorating your home, juggling priorities, or managing your life. For her “Simplify Series,” I wrote a guest post with my favorite food-related tips for making my life both easier AND healthier! Check it out :)
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Next up: a new guest post on the awesome Spark People blog, dailySpark! I’ve written a couple posts for them now, and my first post in particular, “How To Pack Lunch in 5 Minutes,” was a HUGE success, so for this month’s post they asked me to do a follow up 5-minute lunch post with some new lunch ideas! Click here to read it!
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