I was aware ahead of time that I would not be teaching the nutrition plan alone. Two workers from Americorp joined in to help lead the class. They were perfectly professional, while remaining casual enough to make the children feel at ease. They gave me the option to observe the lesson as they taught it, or to participate. I chose to participate and was assigned the first out of 3 sections of the lesson plan: the introduction.
The curriculum involved an introduction recapping what had been taught the previous week, a section dedicated to exercise, and one about healthy eating. The workers assigned to …show more content…
For example, a child in a single parent household who also has depression might be less likely to eat healthy due to their parent having less time and energy to cook. If the child had depression, it would make it harder for them to exercise, which would make them even more likely to gain weight or become obese.
Love Your Schools is a promising new project, which could have a great impact on the children who experience it. It seems that Love Your Schools returns to teach classes every week. The frequency with which they return will most likely increase the chances of success in helping to prevent childhood obesity. One way they could follow-up to further address the issue is to expand their program. They could teach nutrition lessons to sixth graders as well, and expand to other schools which aren’t