About Our Results
On this page you will find the results of our project. We would like acknowledge all the people who partnered with us. They are our coaches-Mrs. Elkins and Miss Meade, our health teacher- Mrs. McDavid, our third grade teachers-Mrs. Ledford and Miss Rowlett, our P.E. teacher- Coach Love, our school nurse- Mrs. Baier, the ladies from the Kentucky Heart Foundation(KHF)-Ms. Stout and Ms. Patrick, and the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department. We also highly hope that you like our results page. So please read on.
Mrs. McDavid, Mrs. Ledford, and Miss Rowlett allowed teaching time for their students to journal what they ate and how they exercised for each day for five days. They also gave an hour of time one Friday afternoon for the Kentucky Heart Foundation to come in and talk to their classes.
Coach Love talked to both fifth grade classes about how staying active can burn calories.
Mrs. Baier gave us charts that told us the hieght and wieght of each third and fifth grade. She also persuaded the Health Department to donate a few prizes for our project.
In addition to the KHF coming to make their presentation (explained below) they donated some prizes for our project.
Our team would like to thank all the people above for helping us.
5th Grade KHF Visit
|Ms. Stout and Ms. Patrick from the KY Heart Foundation talking to the fifth graders about the packet.||A fifth grader is working on the BMR worksheet.|
3rd Grade KHF Visit
|A third grader thinks while our team member helps out.||These third graders are working on the packet the ladies passed out.|
Kentucky Heart Foundation Visit
Ms. Regina Stout and Ms. Laura Patrick
On Friday March 11, 2011, Ms. Stout and Ms. Patrick visited the two third grade and two fifth grade classes at Charles Russell Elementary. They work for the local branch of the Kentucky Heart Foundation at King's Daughters' Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky.
The Nutrition/Exercise Worksheet Packet- 1
The packet included eight sheets of information: 1-Caculating Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)- this sheet helps you determine the least amount of calories you need each day. 2-Portion Distortion - This sheet is all about eating the right portion size of your food. It especially talks about how restaurants portions are usually too big. 3-How to Choose Healthy - This one tells you how to measure portions using your hand. 4-Measuring Portions without tools - this sheet will tell you how to measure your portion with common objects such as baseball, tennis ball, and computer mouse.
The Nutrition/Exercise Worksheet Packet- 2
5- My pyrimid for kids - This sheet explains why the food pyrmid looks like what it looks like 6- Exersize activity - This worksheet tells how many calories you burn for each exersize 7- Exersize is FUN!- Track your move it minutes- This worksheet covers a chart that has people on it. You can color in the people for every exersize you do. It covers Sunday - Saturday. It has 5 boxes. 8- Lets look at today- It has 13 columns. One covers the activity you do. The next one is calories you spent doing the activities. The back side is for what you ate. It covers lunch and breakfast.
3rd Grade Computer Class Pictures
|A third grade student calculates his BMR.||A third grader is working on the food chart.||A third grade girl looks up food calorie amounts.|
5th Grade Computer Class Pictures
|A student adds up all her calories.||A close-up of a student's food chart.||Some boys work the OWAP crossword puzzle|
Each student in third and fifth grade were given two worksheets. The first was a worksheet that allowed students to calculate their Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). The second worksheet had our weekly eating food chart on one side while on the opposite side was the weekly eating chart. The students journaled what they ate and recorded their exercises for five days. Then each of the classes when they went to computer class for three weeks had to figure out how many calories they had consumed in five days. They found this information at a website called myfitnesspal.com, then added the total calories for each day together with the calculator on the computer. Then they compared the calories from each day with the total amount on their BMR worksheet. If they were eating more calories than their BMR they needed to eat less and exercise more. If they were eating an average or close to the same they just needed to do what they were doing. If too little they need to eat more.
The third and fifth graders studied the OWAP definitions then worked the crossword puzzle on our Games and activities page. They aslo studied the Food Guide Pyramid then played the food group match game. Finally they took our survey.
We ended our project by drawing out random names to see who gets the prizes. There were 23 winners from the third grade and 27 winners from the fifth grade. Everyone who participated in our project got a pair of shoelaces and a My Food Pyramid bookmark.
|A 3rd grader chooses his award.||A 5th grade boy selects his award.||A 5th grade girl makes her choice.|
All three classroom teachers, Miss Rowlett, Mrs. Ledford, Mrs. McDavid, praised our project by saying this was a good project because the students learned a valuable life lesson.
Did they learn from our project? 77%-yes 21%-sort of 1%-no Total votes-70 Did it help them be more aware? 71%-yes 20%-sort of 7%-no Total votes-67 How did they like it? terrific-50% good-31% okay-13% bad-1% horrible-0 What did they like about our project? Many said they liked all of it or the cross word puzzle best? What did they not like about it? One person said it was difficult. A few did not like counting calories.
Number of students who finished their worksheets: All third graders-36; fifth grade-34 out of 42 completed it, the others lost their papers. There were more errors on the worksheets for the 5th graders than the 3rd graders. The 3rd graders did better than the fifth graders probably because the fifth graders worked on their own and didn't take their time while the third graders had more help from the teachers.
We feel that our project was successful because the third and fifth grade students learned what obesity is, what causes obesity, and how to prevent from being obese by balancing what they eat with exercise. The fact that most of the students completed the worksheets shows that our project was easy to understand. The survey results showed that most of the students liked the project and learned from it. The teachers also like it. Our hope is that not only will our school use this project in the future but so will other schools. Overall our major goal was to provide information and tools to help prevent obesity.