On Monday, November 27, 2017, Framingham State University dietetic intern Ashley Petrie presented Fuel Up with Breakfast to the ninth and tenth grade students at Hanover High School. The interactive lesson covered the importance of eating breakfast every day and the basics of how to build a healthy, well-balanced breakfast. Participants learned aboutwhy teens should eat breakfast every day, how to create their own well-balanced breakfast using MyPlate, and how to find healthy breakfast recipes online using non-traditional breakfast ingredients.
The interns from the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Framingham State University have a unique opportunity to promote the nutrition education efforts of their assigned school districts. Hanover Public School’s Wellness Policy recognizes the role that nutrition education plays in the development of good lifelong health habits by their students. The collaborative effort between Hanover High School’s Physical Education/Wellness Department and FSU dietetic intern Ashley Petrie brought the ninth and tenth grade students a much needed lesson on healthy breakfast habits.
To learn more about how to create a healthy, well-balanced breakfast, check out MyPlate and the JSI Resource Center. Additionally, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides important information on why teens should be eating breakfast every day.
Submitted by: Ashley Petrie, FSU Food and Nutrition Student, Coordinated Program in Dietetics.