With all the new food options available to DCD students from our new dining service with Flik, we are taking the opportunity to work with students to give them some reminders about building healthy diets.
During a recent P.E. class, Flik’s dietitian and regional Wellness director Lisa Jackson in collaboration with DCD’s nursing staff, reviewed the five food groups, talked about important nutrients to growing bodies, and discussed how they should think about filling their plates.
Using a fun program called “My Plate” students engaged in relay races requiring them to put the right types of food in the right groups on their plates. Points were awarded for speed to completion and for making specific foods were placed in the right groups in the nutritionally appropriate amounts! Points were deducted for putting the foods in the wrong groups earning the losing teams several rounds of planks! Students clearly had fun engaging both their minds and bodies.