2010 Teacher Winner
School: Crawford Williamson Long Middle School, Science
Project: Choosing Health and Experiencing Wellness
Ms. Moore plans to take a bite out of childhood obesity by implementing Project C.H.E.W. Project C.H.E.W. gives students access to an aerobics program while introducing them to a 12-week garden-based nutrition program. The program has several components including nutrition education, nutrition marketing and physical fitness. By supporting student wellness through increased physical activity, gardening and convenient access to healthy foods, Ms. Moore believes that academic performance will improve and student behaviors surrounding nutrition will change significantly.