Students at Warren New Tech High School delved deeper into their food choices last week. As part of their group project based on the novel The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, Mr. Packer's junior English class has been working to document their food choices on a typical day. Each group made a video journal of their diet, and made a graph based on food groups chosen throughout the day. Then, students learned about what their graph should look like, based on MyPlate. Students worked with our FoodCorps Service Member Caroline Stover to compare their plate to MyPlate. We also worked together to prepare a fresh salsa recipe using produce straight from the high school garden. Students were able to analyze the benefits of eating fresh produce from a local garden or farmer versus vegetables which traveled in from other states. Plus, the salsa was delicious!
Caroline Stover is from Winston-Salem, NC, and is currently serving as Warren County's FoodCorps Service Member.