Reflection For Nutrition Program

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The nutrition education program that I participated in was the F.U.N. Center for the Washington Union High School (WUHS) students. The F.U.N. Center stands for families understanding nutrition, and was a pre-existing program that my group continued this semester. Our mission for this program was, “to provide an encouraging atmosphere for Washington Union High School students and their families to learn the skills and nutrition knowledge necessary for a healthy lifestyle.” After administering the needs assessment we discovered that the WUHS students lacked knowledge of nutrient dense foods, were not consuming adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables, snacked mostly on junk food, and were interested in learning about nutrition and physical …show more content…
Hipp’s class participate. The first component of our workshop was the physical activity portion, which included an exercise circuit that consisted of a warm-up, 5 stations, and a cool down. We had the WUHS students break up into groups of 5-6, and were accompanied by 3 Fresno State students while they completed the circuit. After the exercise circuit we moved inside of the church to conduct the healthy snacking portion of our workshop. During this time the students made two different healthy snacks, a fruit cup and a yogurt parfait. After the students assembled their snacks the Fresno State students were able to delivery additional nutrition education information to the students by going over our healthy snack brochure and physical activity flyer. I believe that our program was appropriate for the WUHS students because as mentioned earlier our needs assessment revealed that they needed to increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables, consumed unhealthy snacks, and were interested in learning about nutrition and physical activity. Our workshop provided the students with an opportunity to consume fruits and vegetables, provided them with ideas for healthy snack options, and introduced them to a physical activity circuit that they can complete at …show more content…
The first challenge we faced was trying to schedule a day to hold our program that worked for the WUHS students, Mrs. Hipp, Dr. Herzig, and the nutrition 149 students because everyone has very busy schedules. While prepping for our program we had to estimate the quantities of all the food we needed, while staying within the budget Mrs. Hipp gave us. The day of our program we only had an hour to cut the fruits and vegetables and load them into our cars, which was very challenging to accomplish. Once we got to Washington Union we found out that we did not have the keys to the church, so we had to modify our original plan of having the exercise circuit inside the church. This ended up working out better because the students had more room to exercise, and we were able to prepare for the snack demo inside while the circuit was taking place. Another challenge we faced was that not all of the WUHS students were dressed in athletic clothing, which made the circuit less enjoyable for them. In the future we would ask Mrs. Hipp to remind the students to dress appropriately the day before. What made our program so successful was that our fellow 149 classmates were present and prepared for our workshop. We ensured that they were prepared for our workshop by holding a practice run, and by providing them with our collateral material in advance. Having the 149 students

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