Purpose Of A Service Learning Project

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The purpose of this service-learning project was to educate and provide evidence based knowledge to associates that work at ShopRite in Flemington, N.J. on easy ways to identify, selected foods, which are beneficial to a similar looking body part. For example, the kidney beans are beneficial to the kidneys except if someone has kidney disease. My aim was to increase the knowledge of ShopRite associates so that they will be able to identify and more importantly recall quickly while shopping what foods are good for what parts of the body. The importance of associating foods that looks like body parts help keep learning simple, fun and informative. The best way to learn is to engage in an activity where learning does not appear to be the objective. Accidental learning can ‘stick’ so that when individuals are trying to incorporate healthy eating options into their diet recalling it will be simple. The food that was agreed upon to use was Walnuts, Celery, Carrots, Ginger, and Mushrooms. A brochure of each food was created. On the first page displayed a picture of the food and a question asking, “But what body part do they look like?” Upon opening the brochure the picture of the body part was beside a picture of the food in focus. In addition evidenced based facts were displayed, a healthy recipe for that particular food, and a mandatory statement, “The information provided is not intended to replace medical advice. Always consult with your doctor or health care

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