Passionate about helping children not only learn the basics of good nutrition, but also teaching children to make healthy food choices, Joy's Healthy School Programs are launching an extensive nationwide tour of schools to share the message, "You are What You Eat".
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READING TO THE CHILDREN VIDEO
Today's children are bombarded with unhealthy food choices. According to statistics, the average child sees approximately 20,000 advertisements a year for foods that can be classified as junk food. Reports of skyrocketing childhood obesity and health problems only underscore the seriousness of the message. Feeding children well is an important step towards creating good health, inspiring these children to have healthy lifestyles and reducing the nation's exploding health care costs from diseases associated with modifiable behaviors. The truth is that when we eat better, we feel better. And when our children eat better, they feel better. It is crucial that something be done to teach children the importance of good nutrition.
Appearing in front of thousands upon thousands of school children and youth groups across the country, Feldman will not only be reading Is Your Hair Made of Donuts?, but also will be asking children to take part in healthy food taste challenges, juicing fresh fruits and vegetables, and getting children involved through her interactive learning program. She has even developed the Healthy Ambassadors Program, known as Matt and Maddie's Mentors, as a means to promote the message of healthy eating after Feldman leaves the school. Please join the Divine Duchess of Donuts as she shares the importance of good nutrition with children across the country.
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Joy’s Healthy Visit Program has grown!
A new addition to Joy’s Healthy School Program is a fun and innovative sustainable agriculture initiative called Project Sprout that educates youth on ways to gain self-sufficiency as they grow from young sprouts into adulthood. Students gain new skills in a 10-15 minute hands-on lesson showing children how plants can be grown hydroponically, and the differences between using conventional soil and water. In conjunction with Joy’s current program, this program created by Acopia Harvest International will demonstrate the full cycle of food from sprout to plate.
WHAT IS HYDROPONICS?
A method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil.
Soil depletion, land scarcity, and the overwhelming level of pollution as a result of conventional farming has made growing healthy fruits and vegetables more and more difficult. In turn, our nations youth have become the biggest group to suffer. Furthermore, junk foods have fostered epidemic proportions of obesity. In an effort to break this cycle, many farming based programs have been established to encourage students to become involved in hands on learning by participating in the growing or farming process. Yet the difficulty is that planting and harvesting can only occur in early Summer to early Fall, time periods when students are out of school. Hydroponics allows for multiple and continuous production year round, regardless of outside climate condition. Hydroponic Farming can take place during the entire school year.
HEALTHY SCHOOLS HALL OF FAME
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Ms. Wanda Cooper M. Ed - 2nd Grade Teacher - Nova Eisenhower School
Lori Ann Amore - Father John V. Doyle School
Heather Mayo - Owner of Sweet Peas Village, East Greenwich RI
Gerri List - Principal of The Village Lower, East Greenwich RI
Emily Manz - Arts and Humanities Director YMCA of Greater Providence West Bay Family Branch
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Kathy Melillo - Waterman Elementary Teacher, Grade 4
Chris Golstein - Woonsocket Public Library
Elizabeth Darcy Jones, "Britain's Tea Poet"
Melissa A. Marino - Wawaloam Elementary School
Dr. Lawrence P. Filippelli - Assistant Superintendent Scituate School Department