Today’s blog post is brought to you by two 3rd grade Spanish Immersion classes!
Food Day was a day when kids in 3rd-6th grades at HES got to go to 7 different stations to learn how to make healthy food and activity choices. It was on October 24th, 2017. At Food Day there were chefs, police officers, and volunteers from our Community Center. It was organized by our HES Garden volunteers.
At one station there was a giant salad. The ingredients were lettuce, cucumbers, radishes, apples, red leaf lettuce, carrots, celery, and balsamic vinaigrette. Everyone who wanted to got to try the salad. Most kids thought it was delicious. We want to try balsamic vinaigrette on salads in the future!
Our class’s favorite station was the obstacle course! There were hoops the kids jumped out and in of. We had to go up a ladder, and it was a little bit slippery. This made it extra challenging. We also had to do several cartwheels. Some people learned how to do cartwheels while doing it! Some kids got to do jump ropes. We had to jump over some difficult obstacles. Everyone did their best!
At two other stations we got to try scrumptious fresh food. A local business here in Herndon is called Great Harvest Bread Co. They told us what their bread is made out of and how they made it. We were allowed to try a sample of the Honey Bread. Almost everyone thought it tasted yummy. There was also chili. It was filled with really good ingredients. In the chili there was black beans, broth, tomatoes, onions, some spices, salt and pepper. People had different opinions about the chili.
One of the stations was for Zumba. Zumba is a type of dancing exercise. We did pushups, squats, running exercises, walking lunges, and marched in place. We also got to free dance for a little bit. Everyone was really active and moved their bodies a lot! We also learned from Officer Randles about safe ways to cross the street!
Finally, we went to see a chef! His name was Jonathan Bardzik. He showed us how to make applesauce. Anyone who wanted to try the applesauce got to. He asked us what we had for breakfast. Kids answered cereal, eggs, pancakes, and oranges. He showed us another healthy breakfast, oatmeal! He showed us how to make our oatmeal tastier with spices. He also added squash pumpkin which we thought was really different.
Overall, it was an epic, fun day with a lot of activities and tastings. We got to meet a lot of new people with all the stations we participated in. We learned a lot about healthy choices for our food and activities.