Our first lessons focused on developing media literacy. Much of what we did was a reiteration of media literacy lessons Mr. O’Brien covered earlier in the year. We also were lucky to have Maria Porter present a two-day seminar on media literacy and alcohol. Many of the concepts were similar. She brought a DVD with several alcohol commercials new and old. It was a great opportunity to help the students develop a critical eye.
As we moved towards learning about nutrition we had the pleasure of having Dr. Collin Quock in to talk about heart health.
This year, Olivia was able to draw on her connections and bring four nutrition students from UC Berkeley into the classroom one day a week for several weeks. They help my students and I develop an understanding of what good nutrition is, as well as an understanding of some other nutrition related themes. They have been great. Some of the lessons theme were: Understanding the food pyramid, how to monitor your diet, macro and micro nutrients, how to read a food labels, health effects of being heavy as well as undernourished, body image, how a bill becomes a law and others. They have been great.
We also worked with an educator from the Environmental Service Learning Initiative (ESLI) one day a week. This is a Mayoral driven program intended to integrate environmental issues into SF schools. Together we covered a number of food/environmental issues. We are also facilitating 5 healthy eating/physical activity campaigns per class. During Galileo’s Earth Day celebration three of the campaign teams demonstrated how to make healthy smoothies. A stationary bike connected to a generator powered one of the blenders. Other teams are facilitating walks to Crissy Field, Group bike rides, after school badminton and dodge ball games and instructional videos. Yesterday after school one of the teams filmed a video on how to make spegetti and a “sauce” that has a food from every food group. The debate on weather a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable was fierce. It was decided that it is actually a fruit.
We will finish our nutrition/media literacy/action unit with our trip to Sacramento on Lobby day. Let’s change the laws of the land in a way that give our citizens the tools needed to protect themselves and the assurances that our government has our citizens best interests at heart.
Why You Choos What You Eat: Slides about the factors that influence our food choices.
Tracy’s Case: A case study – Talking about Tracy in class.
Leucture 4 Homework: the “Helping Mikey Out” Questions.
Bulking Up: Please refer to this reading to complete your homework.
Weight Gain Tips For Athletes: For those who may be insterested, here are some healthy tips for putting on weight.
Nutrition Label Mix Match: This is the game we played. Food labels tell customers the nutrition level of each food item.
Lesson 3 PowerPoint: Food Labelling: Remember manufactures are NOT your friends. Please play attention to the serving size while you are reading the nutrition label!
Macronutrients: Remember macronutrients are proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Be sure you know their functions. Micronutrients such as vitamins and calcium do NOT provide any energy but they contribute to health maintenance.
Campaign Project Timeline
Due Date March 20th
Type written proposals are due at the beginning of class. Proposals need to include the following
1. Explain the event or activity you are going to create and/or host.
2. What forms of media are you going to use to promote/advertise your event and why?
3. A timeline and responsibility/task chart with names and dates.
4. A list of additional resources needed. Examples: video camera, money for ingredients, etc.
Due Monday March 23rd
Target Analysis form
Message Analysis form
On March 23rd, 24th and 27th
Lunchtime check-in: Sign up and respect the time of others
Due Date April 3rd
Group Work Evaluation (Time will be given in class to do this)
Due April 27th
San Francisco Public Library Card (Free)
Due May 4th
**Event/Campaign needs to take place by the week of May 4th.
To Promote Healthy Eating Choices and/or a Higher Level of Physical Activity to Your Peers or Other Communities You Belong To
Part 1. Creating an event or activity
Student led bike trip – near by locations – Crissy Field, Ft. Mason or neighborhood walk,
Student led walk
Informative Video that is played on G-House and 119
Promote existing programs at Gal
After school programs
Part 2. Use of media to promote activity or event
Promote/Advertise in a way that reaches your intended audience
You Tube video
Word of Mouth
How do you know if you are successful?
1. # of people that participate or attend
2. Quality of event
3. Self evaluation by team with documentation: pictures and possible video.
4. Project Portfolio (information you collected to support or understand your project.