Nutrition Education At Maury

What does Nutrition education look like at our school? It’s fun, dynamic, cross curricular and active!

The third, fourth and fifth graders learned how to read and analyze nutrition labels, as well as create their own for a food their group created. If you look carefully, you may notice that some foods are healthier than others….

Students learned the break down on macro-nutrients, how much of each our bodies need to be healthy, and why some people need more than others. 

Here you see the students playing a game which asks them to make an educated guess on whether their food has more grams of carbohydrates, proteins, or fats. A fun way to practice this at home is to pull some cans and boxes out of the pantry and see if you can categorize together. You might be surprised at what you find!

What does nutrition have to do with art? The amazing Ms. Bomba could tell you! Check out how Ms. Bomba seamlessly integrated nutrition information into Art. While learning about the unique pop art styles of Andy Warhol, students created posters of various foods while emphasizing a key nutrition fact they believed was important for the consumer to know.

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