The Foundation of Health: Educating Teens on the Effects of Nutrition
Authors: Brooke Baskin and Jennifer Yawn
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Carla Bluhm
Psychology of Nutrition students at College of Coastal Georgia researched the many facets of the foundation of health, under faculty advisor, Dr. Carla Bluhm, and formed a project designed to serve and educate teens on the importance of nutrition education. The service learning department of CCGA partnered with The Boys & Girls Club at The Elizabeth Correll Teen Center. Students developed 5 lessons: Nutritional Needs & Guidelines, Choose My Plate, Grow Your Own Good, Etiquette, and Cooking; and applied classroom research as a service back to the community through implementation of these lessons to the teens. All the multi-facets of nutrition were addressed, providing teen’s access to information through research supported activity sheets, visual aids, and hands on tools, allowing opportunity for teens to learn the importance of the effects of nutrition and self-sufficiency.