An Apple A Day

What's your favorite apple?
Posted on 01/15/2019








 
We all heard the saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." ˇhis fun fact is only one of many students at Hamady Middle/ High School learned during Projects Healthy School visit.

" Mr. Docken, have the students line up and try each one."

students try apples

Jenn Alexander, the Well Coordinator for Project Healthy Schools, along with her team set up a table during the student's lunch with a different variety of apples.

jean Healthy project

" I asked a student; did you know that there were different kinds of apples? He went yeah! Red, yellow and green!" Jen says, "sometimes you don't know if you don't know."

students try apples

Project Healthy School provided Granny Smith, FUGI, and Gala apples for students to try.

"it's not a new food, but many kids have never tasted the variety of different apples before". It fun to see because sometimes they say this is tart, I don't like that, or this one is really sweet".

Students lined up taking a bite out of each apple and voted on which were their favorite. This experience not only opened their eyes to the different flavors of apples but gave important information to Food Services with what the students like the best.

students try apples

"I also provided the number to math teachers, and they could do things like percentages, and other fun things and tie it back to something the student was a part of."

Jenn Alexander tells me it’s good to have an apple a day it provides fiber, vitamin C, potassium, which are all great for your immune systems and regularity.

Project Healthy Schools has been encouraging healthy habits in youth through education, environmental change and measurement since 2004. The program is currently in use in 100 schools throughout Michigan.

student taste apple

student taste apple

students try apples