Advanced Science Programs
Nutrition & Education for a Better Life
Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that often starts kids on the path to health problems. It occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height. In the United States, 1 out of 3 kids are considered to be obese. The problem comes from kids choosing electronics over exercise, and junk food over healthy foods. For these reasons, a nutrition class is very important. Pop machines have an affect on the obesity of students. Having unhealthy drinks readily available is not good for schools. An important part of making a change is educating the students of the health risks of consuming too much sugar and caffeine. There are programs available to educate students about making smart food choices like TEAM nutrition. TEAM nutrition was developed to address the numbers of children and adolescents that are becoming overweight. It was also developed to address the decrease in physical activity in schools and at home.
Nutrition and Health classes will focus on healthier lifestyles. With guest motivational speakers, demonstrations, and group activities, students will realize that staying healthy is very important.
Not only will the school use classes to teach the students, but it will enforce positive choices. There will be no pop machines or caffeinated drinks allowed. Snack machines will contain only the healthier choices.
The Eco-Concerned Biology Projects
The biology program will teach students to produce their own products to contribute to the school lunches. It will teach them the importance of being self-suficient, eco-friendly, and cost-effective. All decomposable products will be placed in a compost pile away from the school. Then the biology students will retrieve decomposed organic materials to use as fertilizer for the vegetation that they are growing.
A paper retrieval company will be used to recycled any paper products used at the school. For example, the Abitibi Paper Retriever will take any regular paper, newspapers, magazines, catalogs or mail that a school collects. They recycle and reuse the paper, and give schools the revenue earned, which can then be used for general spending at the school.
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