As our challenged based learning project is coming to an end, we presented to the our school about our problem and our solution to fix it. At the “Forum” parents and students walked around looking at the different projects. Many people were interested in our project because we had our flavored milks to hand out which drew in many crowds. After someone tried the milk we had them fill out a google survey to receive their feedback. We also had a poster with information about what we did and facts about children's nutrition. One important thing we had on our poster was a visual graph that showed the amount of kids that liked milk originally and the amount of people who liked the milk we gave them. We had also prepared a presentation where all three of us spoke, talking about how 30% of kids in the United States drink more than two sugary drinks a day, and that 17/20 kids liked our flavored chocolate straws, 18/20 liked our strawberry milk, and 17/20 liked the banana milk. Overall, the forum was a great experience because we all got to improve our public speaking and learn about some of the other great projects our classmates did.
Earlier this week we attempted to get in contact with UCLA Lab school, Village school, and Grandview elementary only Village was able to host us. On Friday this week we traveled to village school to test out our new milk and have them give us their feedback. We surveyed a second grade class. Almost all of the students enjoyed it. At the school we taught them how to make the chocolate straws, banana milk, and strawberry milk. Before we gave the kids anything to drink we gave the kids a presentation on what is healthy and what is not healthy to drink. After, the kids tried all of the drinks we surveyed the kids on what their favorite drink was and the answers varied. 17/20 kids liked the chocolate straws, 18/20 liked the strawberry milk, and 17/19 liked the banana milk. At the end of the presentation we handed each kid a recipe for each and many of the kids told us that they would like to make it at home and would like to start drinking this instead of other unhealthy drinks. We believe our ideas are a success and we further hope to teach more people how to create our drinks.
This week we worked on our recipe. We decided that instead of making just the chocolate straws we would also make different flavors of milk. We made banana and strawberry milk. We also got our siblings to try our recipes and we got a lot of helpful feedback. Grand View Elementary has still not contacted us back and we are thinking that we might want to contact another school as backup. We also got a lot of footage of us making the straws and milk. We have decided that we should also teach the kids our recipes and we will be giving them fliers with the recipes on them so they can make them at home. Our plan for the next few days is to write down our recipes, find a date to go to the school, and start our presentation for the forum. We made a lot of progress this week and hopefully we will continue to work efficiently.
This week we worked on contacting Grand View elementary and proposing our idea to them. We met with the head of Community Service at Windward, and drafted an email to Grand View. On Friday we called the school and obtained useful information like how many kids were at the school. Emma's mom talked with a chef about creating our straws and droplets. In the process we decided the the droplets would not be realistic with the straws so we are not doing that idea anymore. The chef gave us some ideas and we are going to buy molds of straws and make them different flavors. Including chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. We are still deciding the quantity of straws we are going to make. We are thinking of working with two first grade classes (around 50 people total) to test out if they like the straws. This week we also worked on our website and making it as aesthetically pleasing as possible. Check next week for an update!
Welcome to our team! We are Jaden, Ella, and Emma. Our group has chosen to focus on the topic of good health and well being. The problem that we are solving is lack of nutrition in children's beverage choices. We started with the problem of children's food consumption in schools and child obesity, but then moved onto drinks. Recently children have been drinking more sugary drinks instead of lowfat milk and water. We have decided to create a healthy solution to encourage kids to drink milk and water. Our idea is to create water droplets that add a little flavor to water that are all natural. We also want to create flavored straws to make milk taste better with all natural ingredients. We currently working on what ingredients need to go in the straws and water droplets to have the least amount of sugar, taste good, and have natural ingredients. Once we have created the straws and water drops we will implement our solution at Grand View Elementary. Thank you for reading our blog post! Check weekly for updates.