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Nutrition - Elementary Semester 1

Each time nutrition class meets we begin class with exercises.  We have been working on crossing the midline.  This article explains the importance of doing this.  Parents you may want to try some of these activities next time your child is about to begin homework.


 Here you have the 3rd and 4th Graders demonstrating our exercise    routine!
                               

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Smoothies

All of the elementary students enjoyed making smoothies this week.  We have been talking about vegetables and fruits and what better way to incorporate cooking than making smoothies.  We used bananas, mango, pineapple, kale and apple juice to make a delicious smoothie. To make the smoothie thicker we used frozen mango and pineapple.  All the students had a "no thank you sip” and were welcome to more if they liked it.  Some classes had a chance to write out the ingredients and make a list of other ingredients they would like to have in other smoothies.    This activity was a huge success!

 Ingredients to use:

A liquid:

Milk, Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, 

Apple juice, Orange Juice, Grape juice

 Fruit:

(a least one should be frozen to make the smoothie thicker)

Strawberries, Blueberries, Mixed fruit, peaches, mangos, bananas,

Vegetable:

Kale, Spinach

These are just some possibilities - the sky is the limit!



Cinnamon Rolls

This week students are making cinnamon rolls.  This is a quick snack that they can make with a little supervision from an adult.

After trying the cinnamon rolls the students in kindergarten and first grade announced 

"You are genius Mrs. Jeralds!"

 

Ingredients:

1 slice of bread

butter 

cinnamon and sugar (mixture)

 

Equipment:

Rolling pin

butter knife

cookie sheet

oven or toaster oven

wax paper/paper towel

 

Directions:

1.  on wax paper or a paper towel  roll out bread (until it is very thin)

2.  butter the bread

3.  sprinkle with the cinnamon/sugar mixture

4.  roll the bread into a tight cylinder (from short end to short end)

5.  place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes

**note: a toaster oven can be used

 

Students came up with many other great ideas of fillers for the bread.

 ~sauce and cheese for a pizza roll

 ~cream cheese and vegetables roll

 ~peanut butter and jelly roll

 ~mashed banana roll

 ~applebutter with sliced strawberries and a few blueberries roll 

 ~cream cheese and fruit roll

 

As you can see the possibilities are endless!

                                

                
These boys asked to do the dishes!

           
Photo Courtesy: Kim Dorman                                    Photo Courtesy: Jamie Gray
What a great example of from school to home.  Parent let their children make these at home! 


Grammie Berube’s 
Molasses Cookies



1 cup shortening (melted)

1 cup Sugar

1 cup molasses

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla

5 ¼ cups Flour

½ tsp salt

                                         1 ½ tsp cream of tartar, cinnamon, ginger

                                         2/3 cup boiling water

                                         3 ½ tsp baking soda


Dissolve baking soda in boiling water

Cream sugar and shortening together stir in molasses and beaten egg

Mix in soda water mixture

Add vanilla

SIFT all dry ingredients together then add slowly to the wet mixture and chill 3-4 hours.

Roll out – cut and bake  350 degrees for 10-12 minutes

 

                         
                                                                        "...these aren't good, these are awesome!"

Testimony:
Wanda Merrill tried the recipe and stated "Thank you for sharing the recipe, it was awesome to work with! I will never use any other recipe!"


A New Way to Move!!

YouTube Video


Funga Alafia, a West African Welcome Song 

Funga alafia, Ah-shay Ah-shay. Funga alafia, Ah-shay Ah-shay. 
Funga alafia, Ah-shay Ah-shay. Funga alafia, Ah-shay Ah-shay. 

Drum solo and ¼ turns around in a circle. 

Funga alafia, Ah-shay Ah-shay. Funga alafia, Ah-shay Ah-shay. 
Funga alafia, Ah-shay Ah-shay. Funga alafia, Ah-shay Ah-shay. 

With my thoughts, I welcome you. 
With my words, I welcome you. 
With my heart I welcome you. 
See, I have nothing up my sleeve. 

Funga alafia, Ah-shay Ah-shay. Funga alafia, Ah-shay Ah-shay. 
Funga alafia, Ah-shay Ah-shay. Funga alafia, Ah-shay Ah-shay.



We are now doing our exercises to this song! Oh what fun we are having!!