Thursday, April 14, 2011

Little Healthy Eaters

Whole Foods Market Old Town partnered with Mount Vernon Community School to teach kids how to eat better by showing them healthier food options. We did a three day class for two weeks with forty kids – each class was comprised of 20 students. Every day is a different theme, and each theme was accompanied by a different book, for example last week, we brought breads from all over the world and Kim, our Marketing Specialist read them the Little Red Hen, which I read when I was in first grade! And they were so apprehensive to try the Portuguese roll because it was made of white flour – unbelievable. When I was seven, I didn't care about whether the food was healthy or not, I ate it because it was delicious; however, I rarely indulged in junk food. So, today was the last day of Healthy Eating intersession class – the kids made fruit kabobs and vegetable taco wrapped in lettuce and I gave each one a button as a surprise. None of them were surprised but we received lots of hugs and thank yous. It was a lot of fun and the kids were amazing; I'll surely miss them. Below is the button I designed. Sorry It's a bit blurry, I didn't have enough light in my room. I wish I had used our Healthy Eating logo but this will suffice. The colors look a lot like Easter though.

I've also taken photos of their classroom and the school hallways. Look how adorable these are!

And a couple photos from inside the classroom.

Some photos after the class. This is my office, it's actually a 2'x2' cubicle with a door. I don't think three people should be inside – it impedes movement. That's me, Kim and Saba fooling around. Don't worry our boss took the photos.

And my favorite part of the day – presents! These were drawn by the kids in class.
What a perfect way to end the day!

I hope you guys enjoyed my photos!

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
~Mark Twain


Google-E said...

Enjoyed reading and photos very much.

Cat said...

I'm glad you like the photos. Hopefully, I'll have some more over the years.