We’ve just begun our CBL project! The problem we have decided to address is coronary artery disease, which is largely caused by high amounts of cholesterol and unhealthy food choices. Originally, we thought we’d focus on exercise and obesity, which eventually morphed into nutrition. The feedback we received from adults and our peers was very helpful in giving us ideas for a solution and clarifying our goals. We were also given the opportunity to brainstorm our overarching topic, good health and well-being, and explore subtopics from there.
We plan on starting small and looking into the food choices at Windward. Although our solution isn’t fully developed yet, we hope to interview the manager of the Windward CulinArt program to determine whether or not there are a variety of healthy food choices offered in the Pavilion, and how many people are buying them every day. Eventually, we want to find out why or why not students and teachers are buying certain foods by surveying our grade and interviewing a few students about their typical food choices. We are excited to explore the possibilities!