PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: New Fruits and Veggies in 2011

Category: Nutrition

Suggested Grade Level: 3-5

Materials: Poster paper and sign that says "New Fruits and Veggies in 2011"


This is a black board in our gym that I converted into a bulletin board for the following challenge. I covered the board with poster paper and titled it "New Fruits and Veggies in 2011." I began in January challenging the students to try a new fruit or vegetable once a month. I asked the students to go shopping with their parent or guardian in the produce section and to select something that they have NEVER had before. Once they try the item, they tell the class what it is, they write their name on the poster paper, along with the name of the item they tried. They then put a check (if they thought the food was okay,) a check plus (if they really liked it,) and a check minus (if they won't be eating it again soon.) The board has been a huge success. It has encouraged students to reach out and try different foods. I change the poster paper monthly.

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Fruits seemed easier for students the first few months, but in March I changed it to Vegetable only. This also helped address the difference between fruits and vegetables. I have had many students tying carrots, celery, apples, etc. for the first time!

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Submitted by Karen Davis who teaches at Hickory Elementary in Chesapeake,, VA. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 4/1/2011 9:38:14 AM. Viewed 6293 times since 3/21/2011.

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