Union Bobcat Healthy Snackers

PEER OUTREACH ACTIVITY

Healthy SNACZ Fair

"Fat in Your Snacks" booth

The third and final outreach of the year was a health fair, which toured the schools of Union, Cove, North Powder, Elgin and Imbler. The club was responsible for creating a booth which would travel to each of the schools during that school’s fair. The Union club’s topic was “Fat in Your Snacks.” The goal was to show the kids at the booth just how much fat was inside of their unhealthy snacks, and they wanted to give a memorable activity to show this.  We had six unhealthy snacking foods lined up at the table, and had notecards showing how many grams and tablespoons of fat each of them contained. The kids were then able to scoop Crisco out of the can and onto a plate to represent how many teaspoons of fat their unhealthy snack contained. When they were finished they were able to visually see how much fat they were putting into their bodies when they ate these types of snacks. We wanted to deter the kids from choosing these types of foods, and instead use them as a once-in-a-while treat.

Author:  Arielle Humphrey

            OHSU Nursing Student

            Union Club "Fat in Your Snacks" Booth Facilitator

 

CLUB MEMBERS

  CARTER BLACKBURN          JACE PHILLIPS

  JAXON BLACKBURN             CHEYENNE WHIPPLE

  BRIANNA KOHR                     CASE OLSON

  TYLER OLSON                        CIERRA CHASTAIN

 

SNACZ AMBASSADOR

  MAGGIE SHEEHY

CLUB LEADER

  THOMAS STRATTON