The Greenbrier College District continued its partnership with the College of Central Arkansas and Well being Flavors of Arkansas in the course of the month of February, which is Wholesome Coronary heart month, by implementing mini-curriculum models into its well being, household and shopper science applications, in addition to their agriculture lessons.

Coach Taylor Stone’s seventh-grade well being class used a manipulative exercise to find out about meals system connections.

“College students got playing cards itemizing a part of the meals system on the entrance, and linked relationships on the again,” Kelli D. Martin, Greenbrier deputy superintendent, mentioned. “College students had been then requested to make use of string to bodily map out connections between meals, well being, society, and the atmosphere.”

As soon as the net was completed, Stone added in occasions comparable to a drought into the net.

“College students who felt the tug would then have to clarify the potential impression of the occasion earlier than pulling their very own strings, and the chain response continued,” Martin mentioned. “This exercise gave college students a transparent visible for a way stress on one a part of the system can create cascading penalties for different components of the system.”

Becca Spinks’s Survey of Agricultural Techniques class labored to find totally different farmers markets with direct gross sales within the Greenbrier space and used that info to map out sources for domestically grown meals in and round Greenbrier.

Rebekah Bilderback’s Household and Client Science lessons used locally-grown pecans for a baking challenge the place they bused pecans from a tree close to the administration constructing to make pecan pies from scratch.

Noel Nims’ household and shopper science lessons searched info on totally different agricultural improvements which have impacted the journey of the farm-to-table motion, comparable to GMOs and tractors.

“We’re excited to see the impression studying about domestically sourced meals has had on consumption patterns amongst our college students,” Martin mentioned.