Room 13 is a grade 2 class in our school. They have been very involved in our Milk Revolution. This report was written by one of those amazing grade 2 students:
|Milky Kookybrain stopped by to help us write the post.|
From a Dietician's View
By Milky Kookybrain
During a conversation about The Milk Revolution, Mrs. Flasha asked: ”Is chocolate milk a good recovery drink?” I emailed Mrs. Flasha’s cousin, Jill the dietitian asking if chocolate milk is a good recovery drink. This is the response I received:
Thank you for your question. I think "The Milk Revolution" is a great idea, and I'm glad your class is getting involved!
White milk and chocolate milk have the same nutrition: lots of calcium, protein, vitamins and minerals. However, chocolate milk has a bunch of extra sugar added! After you do a lot of physical activity, it is a good idea to have a healthy snack. It can be a drink (like milk), or it can be a healthy snack that has at least two Food Groups from Canada's Food Guide. You could try:
- A glass of milk and a banana
- Crackers and cheese
- A peanut butter sandwich
- A homemade smoothie with milk, fruit and ice
Let me know if you have any more questions!
Jill is a Registered Dietician
Adults keep telling us that we need chocolate milk when we're being extra active, but a dietician (whose job is telling people what is good for them to eat) says that's not the best choice. Chocolate milk is NOT a recovery drink. We have proof!
Thoughts about the email:
~"I'm really happy that other people are getting involved."
~"Yes! We were right!"
~" I feel relieved."
~"I told you so."
~"I feel like we've finally proved the grown-ups wrong."
~"Do you want to change your milk now for healthy bones and teeth?"
What is on the horizon?
Our grade 2 class is selling buttons and stickers during the week of June 13-17. They are $1 and have a Milk Revolution message. All the money raised will go to the Slave Lake Fire Relief Fund.
Today Mrs. Swelander did a radio interview with Dean Thorpe from CFCW Radio about The Milk Revolution. It may possibly air on Monday, June 13, 2011 between noon and one o'clock. You can visit their website here. Mrs. Swelander also did an interview with The Edmonton Examiner. You can read the article here.
Episode 3 of MooTV officially began filming today. We hope to release it before the end of June. Watch out for the return of LegoTV and Sassy Cow. Episode 4 is half-written. Do you want to be part of it? You can film a video clip, or take a picture or send us a note and we'll include it. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution? It's assigned homework in our class. You want to watch closely because you never know where the faces of our little Milk Revolutionaries may turn up next! You can catch episodes in Edmonton on Access or ABC.
|This entry for the photo challenge was sent in by Jessica at the Royal Alberta Museum.|