The sixth graders have been learning about nutrition in Science class. Proper nutrition is essential for maintaining good health. The students learned about each food group, daily recommendations, vitamins and minerals, essential nutrients and what they do for the human body. Our bodies need to be treated right in order for them to function correctly. This unit helps the students gain the ability to practice making better food choices in their diet and, hopefully, reducing health risks through proper diet.
Guest expert Donna Pickthall, co-owner of Genuine Goodness cafe in Orinda and mom of Evie in 6th grade, came to the science lab to help teach the 6th graders about sugar in their food. Students got to create 3 types of bread dough with different sugar amounts to see and taste the difference. They also made healthy pizza rolls which they all enjoyed at lunch. It was a fun morning!