CMS HEALTH & NUTRITION PROGRAM - S.T.E.M.
“If the only goal is to win (while competing) and not learn anything in the process, kids are going to feel discouraged when they lose.” - Sherri Gordon, Contributor to VeryWell Family
STEM empowers individuals with the skills to succeed and adapt to this increasingly complex, changing, technological world. The CMS Health and Nutrition program promotes healthy eating behaviors and lifestyles that are essential to our student's health, well-being and educational success as they join in the near future this new knowledge-based workforce. We apply knowledge from a variety of educational disciplines to reach this goal.
GUEST SPEAKERS ON HEALTH & TEENAGERS BAD HABITS
Healthy eating patterns in childhood and adolescence promote optimal childhood health, growth, and intellectual development; prevent immediate health problems, such as iron deficiency anemia, obesity, eating disorders, and dental cavities; and may prevent long-term health problems, such as coronary heart disease, cancer, and stroke. At CMS, there are multiple classes that teach healthy habit to our students to help them attain full educational potential and good health. These classes provide in a variety of ways, the skills, social support, and environmental reinforcement they need to adopt long-term, healthy eating and behaving behaviors.
NUTRITIOUS DAILY PROVISIONS ARE MADE FOR BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
Even during the pandemic, food was prepared on site and delivered to our students using their normal bus stops as designations to pick up breakfast and lunch. It is understood that during this time of food insecurity, that we cannot teach students who are hungry...a healthy body leads to a healthy and vibrant mind.
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a constructivist instructional approach where students are engaged in meaningful inquiry of personal interest to them and where collaboration and personalized learning are emphasized. Research confirms that PBL is an effective and enjoyable way to learn and develop deeper learning competencies required for success in college, career and civic life.