FCS Teacher Takes on Obesity Epidemic
Carlton, Toni, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences
Mayfield Middle School
MAYFIELD HEIGHTS * OH
Fighting the childhood obesity problem at Mayfield Middle School is an ongoing campaign. As a family and consumer sciences (FCS) teacher, I decided to go outside the box to teach students and their families how to cook healthy dishes, eat a balanced and nutritious diet, and exercise regularly. All students at Mayfield attend a 6-week exploratory Consumer Science class. Students learn about the food pyramid, search the internet for nutritious recipes, cook healthy recipes, write articles about wellness for their newsletter, Fun, Food, Fitness and Family Newsletter, and participate in an annual food and fitness night each year …
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Publication information: Article title: FCS Teacher Takes on Obesity Epidemic. Contributors: Carlton, Toni - Author. Journal title: Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. Volume: 99. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2007. Page number: 23+. © American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Apr 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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