In this post I am going to be talking about the Healthy Eating at Schools organization. I am going to be giving a brief overview of what they do and how it could help kids make healthy decisions.
The Healthy Eating at Schools Organization is run mostly in British Columbia. Their main objective is to try to help different communities ideas come up with different ideas on how to make healthy eating choices. One successful thing that happened that they were part of is called the Terra Nova School Gardens. This project is an agriculture project going on in Richmond B.C. and it is for any elementary school student. The kids at these school plan their gardens in the winter and plant them in the spring.
On this site there is many amazing features. The six tabs at the top can take you to many different ways on how you would be able to be and to eat healthy. Some of the things that I found most useful on there site include the success stories that they have and how we can take action to eat healthy. I think this site would help kids make healthy decisions because they will see that kids around their age are making healthy eating decisions. Of what I have seen and heard other people say, a lot of kids want to do what their peers do because it will make them ‘cool’.
Here is my critical thinking question:
What can you do to help kids to be able to eat healthy at school?
The habit we chose was being PROACTIVE.
In our opinion, being proactive is choosing to do something based on the values and circumstances and not on your moods. Most proactive people like to take change and they do not react or blame others.
Sam's Answer: The habit of being proactive could impact my life as I get ready for high school because being proactive will allow me to get my work done more effectively and purposefully.
My Answer: The habit of being proactive could impact my life as I get ready for high school because it will allow me to never take the easy way out of life. Taking the easy way out will not will not have a beneficial impact when I am older. Taking the harder way out of life will have a beneficial impact because I will get more opportunities.
Our Critical Thinking Question: Does this personality trait or others encourage you to change yourself or others and why?
In health right now, we are talking about mental health. We have to answer three questions about the following story below.
James just moved from B.C. to a school in Ontario. As a grade 8 student, moving half way through a school year, he's having a hard time adjusting to all this change. He feels the reasons for his move are private, and he's not comfortable discussing them with anyone, but people keep asking about it. He feels like after the first two weeks in his new class he doesn't want to be friends with anyone. His teacher, along with the work being assigned, seems so different from what he was doing out west. James is becoming very stressed out. Just recently, he verbally abused his bus driver on his way to school and was given a suspension.
Some of the key points in this story is that James is having a hard time adjusting to the change of moving. James has a hard time with adjusting to his teacher and the class environment. He is also having a hard time with the social part of school because he does not want to be friends with anybody and people are asking him questions that he does not feel comfortable answering. With all of the stress James is feeling, he verbally abused his bus driver on his way home. With doing that he got suspended.
One strategy that James could use to help with his stress is that he could go and seek help from a professional. If he talked to somebody that is a professional he might find better ways to deal with his stress.
My question is that what is one way that you deal with your stress?