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Covert students learn about making healthy choices

Sixth-grade students in Annmarie DeBartolo’s class at Covert Avenue School were asked to evaluate their snack choices during a recent lesson on nutrition.

The science activity began with several students sharing their choice of snack for the day. They then used their tablets and the Science A-Z app to compare and contrast different food labels, looking at the amount of protein, carbohydrates, fats and other nutritional information. The class also discussed serving sizes, the definition of a calorie and the difference between saturated and unsaturated fats. After examining the food labels on their tablets, students were given packages of a variety of foods to compare and contrast their ingredients. Ms. DeBartolo encouraged students to read all food labels before they eat something.

To conclude the lesson, the class enjoyed a salad of iceberg lettuce, carrots, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. The students enjoyed using technology as part of their classroom learning, which was made possible thanks to the district’s expansion of their 1:1 tablet initiative.

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  1. Covert Avenue School sixth-grade teacher Annmarie DeBartolo taught students about making healthy food choices during a recent class lesson.

Covert students learn about making healthy choices

2. Covert Avenue School sixth-grader Max Hurstel compared food labels using the Science A-Z app on his tablet.

Covert students learn about making healthy choices

3. Covert Avenue School sixth-graders Maya Pierre and Joseph Gallardo compared the nutritional facts of soda and milk during the class lesson.

Covert students learn about making healthy choices

4. Covert Avenue School sixth-graders Maya Andrews (left) and Pashmina Khan examined the nutritional facts in frozen waffles.

Covert students learn about making healthy choices

5. Covert Avenue School sixth-grader Anjali Katehis helped Ms. DeBartolo make the salad.

Covert students learn about making healthy choices

6. Covert Avenue School sixth-grader Manny Castro enjoyed eating salad with his classmates.

Covert students learn about making healthy choices