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Nutrition Lessons

Nutrition is the process of eating the right kind of food and getting the right amount of exercise so you can grow properly and be healthy.
Zack McCallie is our Health Educator. He travels to the schools to teach nutrition lessons to our students.His email is mccalliez@loudoncounty.org
 
So what are our students doing?

Kindergartners can identify the 5 food groups and a variety of food that belongs in each food group.

First Graders are learning MyPlate and all the various foods that make up each section. They will be able to place different foods in each one of the five food groups.

Second graders are learning the importance of a well-balanced meal and how each food group plays a role in our daily lives.

Third graders are learning the role that advertising plays in our decision-making process with food. They will be creating an advertisement for a healthy snack that they create.

Fourth graders are learning the importance of using proper portion sizing when it comes to meals and snacks and how overeating could play a role in lifetime wellness.

Fifth Graders will be learning the importance of healthy snacks and some foods are healthier than others.

Sixth Graders will be learning how to prepare healthy snacks and the importance of proper meal and snack prep.

Seventh Graders will be learning budgeting for meals during the week. They will also be learning how to prepare a plethora of healthy snacks.

Eighth Graders will be learning how to prepare healthy snacks they can enjoy at any time during the day. They will also be learning the importance of proper exercise and how food plays a role.

 

 
 
Check out the March Nutrition Newsletter