It’s an old adage, but one that is still relevant today. We find many of our students eat diets high in sugar, sodium, and empty calories. This diet can lead to wild swings in energy levels, blood sugar, and often mood.
Early on, students complete a nutrition class where they are educated about healthy choices and the impact that their diet has on both their body and mind.
Students also share in meal planning and meal preparation to provide experiential learning opportunities and skills that can be utilized throughout life. With education, self-awareness and journal keeping, our young girls come to recognize the impact nutritional choices have on emotional state and mood changes. These “experiences” with nutrition have a lasting impact on our students as they develop a much improved sense of self-efficacy in managing how they feel and look, both physically and emotionally.