When 29 Majuro Island high school students were asked which activity they enjoyed most at the Canvasback Wellness Center some shouted, “Breakfast!” and others said “Music!” They were referring to the aerobic exercises to lively island songs. No one enjoyed the third activity, getting their finger pricked for blood sugar testing.
The breakfast must have seemed very different to these 10th graders from Assumption High whose regular breakfast was donuts and Kool-Aid. They were served orange juice blended with local bananas, cooked barley, oats, beans and greens, banana pancakes, and bran muffins. A fresh array of condiments were available such as; nuts, seeds, raisins, ground flax, applesauce, molasses, and peanut butter. Our bran muffins were made with fresh ground barley flour and rice bran.
The fourth activity was Fun and Games learning about nutrition! Maybe we need to dial up the “fun” part. Nobody voted for this one.