Learning how to eat healthily and make positive nutrition choices can be hard without good instruction. The New Castle Career Center (NCCC) Education Careers class has made it a mission to be the solution to this problem. Education Careers students are working with local area elementary schools to teach kids how to eat better.
Once a week during December, the Education Careers students shared breakfast or lunch with Wilbur Wright Elementary and Eastwood Elementary sixth graders and helped educate them on nutritional eating habits. NCCC students taught the sixth graders lessons on MyPlate, the understanding of what foods you should eat daily, and healthy versus unhealthy food.
Wilbur Wright student Jasmine Ames said, “They teach us all of the good things that we need to stay healthy and strong.”
By learning these habits at a young age, children are more likely to adopt a healthier lifestyle. This project was made possible by a grant from Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). During mealtimes, students were also able to participate in fun activities including a taste-testing party, a menu renaming contest, and different nutritional games.
“Our No Kid Hungry Project helped the 6th graders understand how school breakfasts and lunches are designed to fit them perfectly using MyPlate guidelines,” noted Grace Stroud, Tri Jr. Sr. High School student.
For more information on healthy eating habits and positive nutrition education, visit myplate.gov. To learn more about the programs offered at the New Castle Career Center, visit nccareercenter.org