SADD students "Do Something" at PWMS
It was all about being healthy and making good choices April 18. The Perham Students Against Destructive Decisions spent the afternoon at Prairie Wind Middle School teaching the 5-6 graders about healthy choices. The day was made possible through...
It was all about being healthy and making good choices April 18.
The Perham Students Against Destructive Decisions spent the afternoon at Prairie Wind Middle School teaching the 5-6 graders about healthy choices.
The day was made possible through a $500 grant from West Central Initiative funded through the Tiger Woods Foundations. The grant is called, Do Something, and focuses on making a positive impact in your community.
I am so proud of the students for choosing the project, it impacted so many children, said PHS SADD advisor Shelley Bunkowske.
The Perham SADD group decided to use the funding to encourage the students to make healthy choices. The afternoon started with two SADD members in each classroom sharing about the organization and brainstorming with the students to come up with the Top Ten Reasons Not To Use Chemicals. Each classroom designed and created a large mural with an anti-chemical theme.
Two break-out learning sessions were held. Marylin Hofland from the U of M extension did a presentation on healthy food choices, targeting sugars and fats. The students enjoyed a yogurt parfait and milk or juice served up by the SADD students. Public Health nurse, Jodi Misegades, presented a PowerPoint on the dangers of smoking. The students were sent home with activity and information sheets to share the knowledge gained at the event.
SADD President Jessica Moe said, The event was a total success; It was a great way to use the grant funding to impact the most students. We hope that all the 5th and 6th graders learned healthy choices today. Making decisions to be a healthy child is the first step to making good choices to be a healthy adult.
The PHS SADD members will get a chance to show off their wonderful event on June 14 in Fergus Falls when West Central Initiative is hosting a wrap up celebration for the all the communities in west central Minnesota who participated in the Woods Foundation funding.