Apalachee Students Eat What Garden Grows

A focus group of fourth and fifth grade students at Apalachee Tapestry Magnet School of the Arts spent 45 minutes, two days a week, during the 2011-2012 school year learning how fitness, wellness, and nutrition combine to create a healthy lifestyle. Group leader and Physical Education Teacher, Wayne Prevatt, contacted the local 4-H Office to help him create a long-lasting, capstone experience for his focus group students.

Leon County 4-H Agent, Stefanie L. Duda, and Master Gardener volunteers from UF/IFAS Extension visited Apalachee to teach the students about raised-bed gardening.

Filling the bed with soil!
Planting bell peppers.

For eight weeks, Prevatt taught his students the basics of horticulture, how math applies to gardening, the science behind soil composition, and how vegetables benefit the body.

The final activity of the year – hands-on cooking – taught youth how to make healthy, flat-bread pizzas covered in the same kind of vegetables that were planted in their garden. In a great display of generosity, the students served a delicious, healthy lunch to the hard-working staff and teachers at ATMSA!

Why Flatout® Veggie-Style Pizza?
These pizzas provide a healthy, quick alternative to frozen, pre-made pizzas. What’s the best part? With adult supervision, youth can help prepare a healthy dinner the whole family will enjoy!

Proud students with their pizzas!

For more information on Leon County 4-H, please visit our website or call the 4-H Office at: 850-606-5204.

Want the Flatout® pizza recipe and nutrition facts? Check out the turkey pepperoni Flatout® thin crust pizza!


Posted: May 18, 2012

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Apalachee, Cooking, Events And Activities, Gardening, Master Gardeners, Nutrition, Nutrition Education, School

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