EBR Students Get a 'Hands On' Healthy Living Lesson
- Oct 26, 07
Students at Delmont and RyanElementary Schools received a “hands-on” lesson about how to live healthy.
“Smart Bodies” is an educational program designed to help prevent childhood obesity through classroom activities is teaching students about healthy eating habits and physical exercise.
The program coordinated by the LSU AgCenter and sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.
The Body Walk is an exhibit which represents the human body.Students walk through it and explore models of various organs such as the brain, mouth, stomach, small intestine, heart, lungs, bones, muscles and skin and to learn about the effects of different foods on each organ.
In preparation to enter the Body Walk, students become part of the food pyramid.This activity gives them a better understanding of the effects of healthy and unhealthy foods on the body.
Students also participated in several exercise activities. In addition, they learned about good hygiene, such as how to properly brush and floss.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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