Food Rules Forest 4th-6th Grade Class
As part of the overlying food theme, that students at Mountain River School are participating in this year, students in the Forest Class (4th-6th) have been learning how to maintain a healthy diet as they participated in group discussions and analysis of Michael Pollan's book "Food Rules". Through learner centered discussions that took place each day the class collaborated to develop their own food rules to follow. The students asked clarifying questions, discussed the pros and cons to each rule and finally used all of these to place the food rules into categories showing whether they agreed with the rule or disagreed and why. The students are currently working on writing persuasive essays encouraging others to follow the food rules that they created. Their hope is to persuade others to follow the rules they think are most important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.