Food for Thought
Have you every wondered how you can keep your mind and your body healthy?
This week year 2 have been learning how.
On Friday we were extremely excited to take part in a very special workshop, Roots to food. We learnt all about how we can keep our bodies and our minds healthy, we even got to try a healthy snack with our teachers and friends!
The workshop began with learning how important it is to eat a balanced diet. We discovered that we need to eat fruit, vegetables, dairy, protein, carbohydrates, fats and sugar to keep us healthy. We couldn't belive that need to eat 7 portions of fruit and vegetables each day to stay healthy!
Can you remember how to use your hand to work out your serving size?
After that we warmed up our muscles with some exercise. Before we began we placed our hands in the middle of our chests to feel our hearts beating. We counted how may beats we could feel in 1 minute whilst we were standing still.
"My heart is beating slowly because I am standing still"
"When we relax our hearts beat slowly"
After jogging, skipping and jumping we were all feeling awake and alert. We placed our hands in the middle of our chests again to see if our heart rate had changed. We were amazed that our hearts were beating more rapidly after exercise than when we were standing still.
Can you remember how fast your heart was beating after exercise?
Next we took part in a competition to see which class could finish all their cups of banana milkshake. We picked up our milkshakes fresh from the blender and stood in a straight line.
We were filled with anticipation and excitement as we awaited the countdown. 3 2 1 ...... the race began.
We all tried our best to finish our milkshakes and many of us discovered a new favourite drink. As the empty cups were collected the results were in.
Our very own Nightingales came out victorious after finishing 28 cups of milkshake!
What did your banana milkshake taste like?
We thoroughly enjoyed our workshop and look forward to learning even more about how to stay fit and healthy next time.
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