Wednesday, March 9, 2011
2 Reasons to Eat Trail Mix
“It last longer so that we can take it on a trail.” – Matthew
“It has proteins to make us strong.” – Salman
Today, students from PS 102 made their own trail mix after looking at and, of course, tasting a variety of nuts. We also discussed the health benefits of nuts -- how they are a source of protein, which helps build our muscles – as well as how they can be kept for a long time without spoiling, and that they are a quick and nutritious snack to give us energy to go through the rest of the day. Students prepared individual bags of trail mix for themselves and a big jar of it for their teachers. To make sure they do not poison themselves – or someone who is allergic to nuts doesn’t try a handful -- students wrote a label with the ingredients: walnuts, peanuts, pistachios, cranberries and raisins and today’s date.