Tackling Unhealthy Food Choices Promoting healthy eating habits among teens
Problem • Middle school students have more freedom to make decisions about what they eat for breakfast. • Students are not making healthy food choices. • How can we get students at IS143 to make healthier food choices?
What factors do you think influence students’ food choices in the morning? • Cost • Time • Taste/ flavor • Access, what is available • Home • Cafeteria selection • Lack of knowledge/ limited knowledge • Issues/ concerns about weight
What are the parts of a healthy breakfast? • http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/breakfast_sheet.html#cat20132
Why are some foods healthier choices? • http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072507470/student_view0/chapter25/animation__nutrient_density_comparator.html • http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072507470/student_view0/chapter25/animation__relationship_of_nutrient_needs_to_age_and_gender.html
Can unhealthy foods be made healthier? • http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072507470/student_view0/chapter25/animation__calories_in_a_sandwich.html
Task #1 • As a group discuss what policies could be adopted at IS 143 to encourage students to make healthier eating choices for breakfast.
Developing Public Policy Solutions • Use Worksheet 5: Developing Public Policy Solutions • http://www2.maxwell.syr.edu/plegal/ppas/worksheet5.html • Be specific! Include who will be involved, what will be done and when. • You may research school programs or policies that have been successful/ unsuccessful in other schools.
Task #2 • Select the best solution of the three public policy solutions you have suggested. • Use Worksheet6: Selecting the best public policy solution and the matrix available at http://www2.maxwell.syr.edu/plegal/ppas/worksheet6.html to evaluate and justify your decision.