Nutrition Day 2018
by: Sr. Erminia C. Caseñas
Our DML Montessori School celebrated Nutrition Day 2018 with much fun especially for our kids who – together with the DML sisters - have prepared their own nutritious snacks in their respective classroom as we were trying to inculcate in their tender minds the true and precious values of proper nourishment.
The day started off with a parade wherein the students happily showcased healthy food products that they brought. An assembly followed at the Mother Elisa Hall. There the children gleefully sang and danced to songs about vegetables, fruits, and other healthy foods. Some students also showed off their knowledge of GO, GLOW and GROW foods as they identified what foods belong to each catGO foods gives us energy. Examples are bread, grains, and root crops. GLOW foods like fruits and vegetables give us healthy skin. GROW foods are rich in protein that is very important in ensuring that the children grow strong and healthy. After the assembly, the children excitedly proceeded to their classrooms to prepare their nutritious snacks.
Ruby AM and Ruby MID classes prepared avocado shake and waffles. The children were fascinated as they watched the avocado fruit turn into a shake with the help of a blender. The combination of waffles and fruit shake appealed to our babies in DML. Both AM and MID Turquoise classes prepared nutritious fruit shakes. They helped scoop the sliced fruits into the blender and poured the milk with the assistance of the sisters. The shake was perfect as refreshment for hot days. The students from Jade classes proved that they are not too young to help prepare nutritious foods. They enthusiastically sliced fruits for their shakes proving that getting kids involved in food preparations encourages them to try new food. Pearl AM and MID classes prepared Avocado shake, fruit salad and bread with cheese. The students savored the nourishing snacks they helped prepare. Students from Amethyst classes prepared different fruit shakes, fruit salad and healthy sandwiches. The Topaz class prepared a native snack, “palitaw” and fruit salad. The students had loads of fun molding their “palitaw” and watching it grow in size as it cooked. It was a sure-fire way to make them try the delicacy. The “ates” and “kuyas” of DML, the Diamond class, expertly prepared graham balls, sandwiches and fruit salad. This was an excellent hands-on activity for the students to highlight the importance of proper nourishment, after all, Health is Wealth! GO, GLOW, AND GROW DML students!