Monday, November 22, 2010

Andrews Middle School Students Learn the Importance of Moderation and Portion Control

Andrew’s Middle School hosted a health fair on Thursday, November 18, 2010.
Teresa Wiley, the family and consumer sciences agent for the Cherokee County Cooperative Extension Service presented a program on nutrition for approximately 140 students in grades 6 through 7. The first part of the program emphasized the importance of eating healthy foods and healthy portions. The second part demonstrated how students could enjoy a healthy snack if they practiced moderation and portion control. One assistant from the group was selected to help prepare a cake in a mug using a microwave oven. Even though the group was only allowed to sample a “micro smidgen” of cake, they seemed to enjoy the demonstration.

Picture #1 Skyler Griffin, 8th grade student
Picture #2 Morgan Mashburn, 6th grade student