What we know about the "other" group
By Ryann and Isabel
Foods that are not in the grain, protein, dairy, fruits and vegetable groups can be put in the "other" group. The "other" group includes foods with sugar added like candy, donuts, cake, pies, cupcakes. This group also includes processed foods like french fries. Solid fats like butter, cream, margarine are in this group. Not all of the food in this group is bad for you - like honey!
We learned that these foods are not a healthy choice if you eat too much of these foods. Too much sugar can give you a tummy ache, rotten teeth, and bad energy. You may even act mean if you eat too much sugar.
Chocolate cake is sweet
It sounds like baking.
It tastes like chocolate.
And smells like chocolate.
Chocolate cake looks tasty.
It feels light.
Local Food - Community Experts
By Madison and Cora
This fall we visited the Bemidji Farmer’s Market. We saw people selling honey. Maddie and Cora like honey on their toast. Honey is yummy, delicious, fresh, sweet, and sticky. Honey is in the "other" food group, since it is not a fruit, vegetable, protein, or dairy group. We learned about honey from two community experts: Maggie Carlson and Kroeger & Rixen Farm.
Maggie Carlson, a honey farmer, came to Schoolcraft to teach us about honey. Maggie taught us how they spin the honey and put it into jars. Maggie and Dave usually have three hives. There are typically 80,000 bees in a hive during the summer months. Maggie and her husband, Dave, do not sell their honey. They like to give it to friends and family as gifts.
Kroeger & Rixen Farm sells honey at the Bemidji Farmer's Market. We like the idea of buying honey from Kroeger & Rixen Farm instead of the grocery store, because it is fresh and has not been sitting on the shelf at the grocery store. We like knowing where the honey comes from and we like that it is from our community.
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