Sixth Grade Health
Sixth graders from both Waukee Middle School and South Middle School are studying nutrition and exercise as a way to prevent non-infectious diseases, such as heart disease and Type II Diabetes, and to live to our health potential. Students are participating in activities related to analyzing and evaluating food choices by reading food labels and nutrition guides from restaurants in the area. Students participate in tracking, analyzing, and evaluating their food choices for a 24-hour period to determine if they receive the recommended daily amounts for essential nutrients. Hy-Vee dietitians spoke to the class regarding correct label reading for hidden sugar content and the consequences of too much sugar in our diets. Several of our classes on using Excel worksheets to document and construct charts regarding nutritional content of fast foods.