Blog Action Day: Food

Today, Sunday 16th October is Blog Action Day. This is an organised event where bloggers around the world post about an important topic on the same day. This year the topic is food.

Thank you to Jarrod’s mum, Melane, who told us about Blog Action Day! Jarrod has also published a post for Blog Action Day here.

Recently in 2KM and 2KJ we have been talking about how lucky we are to have so much nutritious and delicious food at our fingertips. When we were learning about some of the children who will receive our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, we found out that many of them don’t get to eat three meals a day like we do.

We have been thinking about how lots of people in Australia actually have more food than they need! It is sad that so much food is wasted in our country.

We watched this BTN story about food wastage.

We couldn’t believe that one out of every four bags of groceries we buy is wasted!

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If you want to help feed people overseas, why don’t you check out the website http://freerice.com. On this site you can answer questions. For each question you get right, ten grains of rice are donated to hungry people overseas.

Free Rice

How many questions did you get correct on Free Rice?

How can we avoid wasting food?

Leave a comment with your tips!

P.E. 9am

with Mr Ben Dew and Mr Andy Hair/Mr Haydn Marshall

Our Healthy Tuesday!

This term, we have been learning how important it is to stay active and eat a balanced diet.

We have been having a healthy week so far with our Fruit and Veg Day, yoghurt making and the Cross Country fun run.

THE CROSS COUNTRY

Today was the Leopold Primary School Cross Country. It was held on the oval and all the students from Prep to Grade Six were involved. The Grade Twos had to run a challenging course around the school grounds.

The boys ran first and then the girls. Everyone tried their very best!

There are some special efforts that need to be mentioned..

Liam (2KM) came third out of all the Grade Two boys.

Alana (2KM) came second out of all the Grade Two girls.

Millie (2KM) came third out of all the Grade Two girls.

Next year, when the students are in Grade Three, they will have the chance to go on to compete against students from other schools if they do well in the Cross Country.

Here are some photos of the Cross Country fun (tip: click on the picture to make it bigger)

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MAKING YOGHURT

Yoghurt is an excellent dairy food. Yoghurt is good for us because it contains

calcium for strong teeth and bones,

good bacteria to help our stomachs work properly,

protein to keep us feeling full and to make our muscles strong.

Mrs Morris makes her own yoghurt with an Easiyo Yoghurt maker so she brought it to school to show 2KM and 2KJ how to make yoghurt.

Mrs Morris enjoys making her own yoghurt because it is cheaper than buying yoghurt and has more good bacteria in it than store bought yoghurt.

2KM and 2KJ loved making and tasting some strawberry yoghurt.

It takes just three steps to make yoghurt.

1. Dissolve the yoghurt powder into a jar of water.

2. Add boiling water to the yoghurt maker.

3. Leave the yoghurt for 8 to 24 hours. Chill it and enjoy!

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Here are some photos of our yoghurt making 

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How did you go in the Cross Country?

Do you like running?

What is your favourite yoghurt flavour?

Have you ever made your own yoghurt?

Fruit and Veg Day

To celebrate the end of a great term learning about food, Grade Two students had a special Fruit and Veg Day.

All students brought in a fruit or a vegetable to share with the rest of the class. We had such a great variety! There were apples, pears, nashi pears, pineapple, watermelon, grapefruit, snow peas, carrots, purple carrots, dragonfruit, rockmelon, avocado, broccoli, strawberries, cucumber, lettuce, star fruit, plums, figs and much more!

While eating the different fruits and vegetables, students recorded how they smelt, tasted and felt. It was interesting to compare the different flavours of the foods.

 

It was terrific to see many students sampling new fruits and vegetables for the first time. Trying different foods is a great experience!

A big thank you to Martine, Rhonda, Marcie and Mrs B for cutting up all the fruits and vegies for us!

What is your favourite fruit or vegetable?

Did you try a fruit or vegetable for the first time today?

How do some fruits or vegetables taste, feel or smell?

Food Safety and Storage

We are enjoying learning about food this term.

We have learnt all about healthy eating, the five food groups, different nutrients, the digestive track and where foods come from.

Today we learnt about food safety and storage. We learnt about “use by” dates, “best before” dates and where to store food safely. It is important to handle food safely and store it in the correct places to avoid accidents and any risks of food poisoning.

We watched these two presentations and discovered lots of interesting facts about food safety.

 

 

Here is Ebony and Ava looking at the “use by” and “best before” dates on milk, fruit puree, yoghurt and two minute noodles.

 

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What did you learn about food labels and food safety?

Look in your refrigerator or cupboard at home and choose a food item. What is the “use by” or “best before” date? Where should you store it? 

Where do you store certain foods in your kitchen?

 

What country is that food from?

We are learning about food this term. This week we have been learning that lots of the foods we eat come from different countries.

In Australia we eat international cuisines (another word for food) from all over the world. We have lots of mexican, chinese, thai, italian and indian restaurants and lots of families cook their own international meals at home.

Can you spot the international foods Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris are eating?

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 Eating stirfry

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Take our quiz to see if you know where foods come from! 

 

 What is your favourite international food?

What kinds of restaurants do you like to eat at?

Do you have any special recipes for international foods?

What are your Favourite Foods?

This term, Grade Two students at Leopold Primary School are learning about food and making healthy choices.

We have been learning about everyday foods (which are healthy foods that should be eaten all of the time) and sometimes foods (which are treats that should just be eaten occasionally).

Some everyday foods we eat in 2KJ and 2KM are apples, bananas, celery and carrot sticks, salad sandwiches, bread, healthy cereals, yoghurt, fish, chicken, meat, vegetables and pasta.

Popular sometimes foods are chocolate, cakes, ice cream, biscuits, chips, lollies and take away meals.

Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris like many different foods. Watch the slideshow below to see what they like to eat!

What are your favourite foods?

What everyday foods do you enjoy?

What sometimes foods do you like to eat?