Meals on Wheels Project
Last week, we worked in a project called "Meals on Wheels". In this project we were supposed to form teams, and each them would analyse 3 different diet menus, all the groups had the same menus. In the project, we were pretending we were nutritionists. We were hired by the company, called "Meals on Wheels" and we had to choose 2 of the 3 menus that they gave us. Explain why we thought these two menus were the best ones for diet.
To be able to complete these project, we had to know all the nutrients our body needs, their functions and know in which food we could find each nutrient. So we could know what the menu's food contained.
- 1st day of project
After that, we planned that we were going to make a power point presentation, and a poster. We made a plan of how organizing the power point and the poster. That's all we did in the first day, we planned our project.
- 2nd day of project
Each one discovered new things about their diet, we took notes, and the class ended this way.
Monday was the day of the presentation, and we weren't done, but in break time we met together and glued the pictures and we were done with our project.
What I learned -
While doing this project, I revised a lot of information about the nutrients, for example : that carbohydrates were the main source of energy, that fat insulated and protected our organs, even though it's not good to have too much fat, that can turn out to be a problem, like a disease. Therefore, I did not only revise, but I learned new things too. For example : that carbohydrates were the first nutrient to be digested in our system, and other things too.
This project didn't only give me knowledge of the subject, but gave me life lessons too, like teamwork and organization. Because we always worked like a team, so we could do this project in a way that everyone would be pleased. We tried to use our time wisely, and divide works so we could finish it faster. We were organized, because we made a plan in the beginning, and that's the plan we had till the end.