Rebecca Hardeman, PHR, SHRM-CP
Office: (770) 473-3945
Fax: (770) 473-5438
On Site (In- School) Field Trips
On-Site (In-School) Field Trips
Clayton Fresh’s mobile market works to address poor eating habits and inactivity in youth and families. The Gracy Series is an in-school, comprehensive program for 4th grade classrooms, “Learn. Eat. Grow.” Students will enjoy three sessions throughout the school year that will introduce the MyPlate foundation and beyond.
Through a mix of hands-on activities, demonstrations, and experiments, students will learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
The culminating event will be Pizza Farm, a free field trip where youth will rotate through stations representing the various parts of a pizza. The rotations will highlight several important parts of Georgia agriculture, including, dairy, wheat, and vegetables.
This outreach is free to Clayton County Public Schools.
The first session will be an introduction to Clayton Fresh, Gracy, and the MyPlate system. Through interactive and engaging activities, students will explore various types of healthy behaviors. Included is a discussion about the importance of physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle.
In session two, students will build upon their understanding of healthy eating and participate in creative activities as they learn how eating a variety of foods from all five food groups will give them the nutrients they need to grow, stay healthy, and be their best.
During this final session, students will learn more about the agriculture behind the foods we eat. Through hands-on experiments and lessons, students will learn about foods’ relationship with solid fats and sugars. Students will use the scientific method to make hypotheses and draw conclusions.