This week we began the implementation process. We met with Culinart to discuss our idea. This idea is to put “Heart Healthy” stickers on all of the food in our school cafeteria and snack area, while putting up posters explaining heart health. We began to work on these posters, and sent out a survey to learn what students and teachers at our school ate, and if they knew the risks of heart attacks.
Our data is going to be the difference in food sales at our cafeteria and snack area.
This week was mostly about finding several potential issues in our community that we could address for our project. We wanted to work with the dietary side of preventing heart attacks and coronary artery disease, which we had several solution ideas for. We were quite set on a very specific idea, which we had to work around because we needed backups in case our plan didn’t work out. We continued researching what had been done to address the problem we wanted to focus on, and researching solutions.
We also talked with several experts on the matter and a few school administrators to discuss our ideas. We also planned a meeting with Culinart to discuss our solution ideas, but, unfortunately, it got cancelled. However, we still feel quite confident in our solution idea.
The reason that we are focusing on the dietary aspects of cardiovascular disease is because it is the dominant factor of plaque buildup, which is the leading cause of heart attacks and therefore death in the world today.
We’re very excited about our project!
CBL, or Challenge Based Learning, is by far the biggest project this year. Before Spring Break, we filled out forms depicting who we thought would be good group members to work with for the next several months. Our group was determined by topics we had in common and if we had each other written down on a list of people we wanted to work with. Our group is Sophia, Derek, and Ryan. We were put together with the topic of Autism. We then decided to change to some sort of heart disease. We decided on heart attacks to be our topic.
Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the world today, so they are a major health issue, and some people in our group have known people who have had heart attacks. This is why we believe that we can make a considerable difference in the world from our project to help people who have suffered from heart attacks. Heart attacks have lots of risk factors, and we think that there is a way to decrease the risk of heart attacks.
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