On Friday, October 21st, with the support of Student Council, Brian Fischer (Food Services), Sandie Chaloux (Driver Ed.), Meaghan Falby (Health Educator), Brian Divelbliss (P.E.), and representatives from New Directions, the National Guard, the Montpelier Police Department and many more, we kicked off our first annual World Food, Health and Wellness afternoon.
This was the intentional growth of an event that has run in past years as World Food Day. During past World Food Day events, Meaghan's classes set up stations for food tasting and information - such as how much sugar might be in your beverage, during the lunch bands.
New Directions Substance Jeopardy
Horticulture class exhibit (included tour of greenhouse)!
How much sugar?
Making stress balls!
Physiology & Anatomy class health check!
This year we combined some food tasting, such as the apple crunch, and Driver Ed Turn off Texting components of previous years, with a Jr. Iron Chef competition, the National Guard climbing wall, the PE ropes course (located in the gymnasium), tours of our Greenhouse with the horticulture class, and much more.
Students were asked to give feedback via a google form after the event, here's what a few of them had to say:
"I loved making the stress balls and going to yoga. I found it extremely relaxing and it was a lovely way to end my week."
"I enjoyed the yoga portion of the day. We took a really nice walk outside before it started to rain and then after the chair yoga, we did some meditative coloring."
"I liked the impaired vision goggles, and the stress socks."
"I enjoyed the awesome food, especially the chicken pasta. I also enjoyed the jeopardy."
"I enjoyed the anatomy and physiology student run station and the food stations."