Dedham Public Schools is committed to students’ health, well-being and their ability to learn by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Nutrition education and resources are provided by Dedham Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services, including recipes, nutrition information for students and parents, and the district’s wellness policy.
On November 18, 2019, Framingham State University student dietitian Carly Gaffney helped the district further promote nutrition education in the classroom by teaching a nutrition lesson to 10th grade students at Dedham High School.
Carly led students through a lesson about Fad Diets, explaining the dangers of following different fad diets and how they may impact health. Students were taught how to identify a fad diet and why these diets do not support a healthy lifestyle. Through independent research, students also discovered potential side effects of following a fad diet. Carly then guided students through the importance of following a balanced diet by utilizing MyPlate and students were given further recommendations and resources to support adolescent health.
For additional nutrition education resources, visit The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition Resource Center.