The Milford Public School district is dedicated to their Wellness Policy and aims to provide their students with nutrition education and the knowledge that will help them to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Also, the school’s Nutrition Program page provides Newsletters for parents that have information about the harvest of the month and healthy recipes. To further the promotion of their Health and Wellness Policy, Milford Public Schools has partnered with Framingham State University’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics to provide appropriate nutrition lessons to Milford Public School students.
In the Spring of 2019, Framingham State University student Sara El-Rifai taught second grade students at Memorial Elementary School in Milford, MA. She taught the students about MyPlate and the importance of incorporating all five food groups into their diets through a lesson titled “MyPlate, Myself”. During the lesson, students learned about the five food groups and examples of food that belong to each of the food groups.
For an activity, students were given different food cards and were asked to think about which food group their food belongs to. Students were also able to color in their own MyPlate and draw down their favorite foods from each food group. Students were excited to learn about the five food groups and MyPlate and they enjoyed the activities.
For more information regarding nutrition education and amazing education resources visit The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition at Framingham State University and the JSI resource center
Submitted by: Sara El-Rifai Framingham State University Graduate Food and Nutrition Student, Coordinated Program.