Kale is known as a “super food” since it is so nutrient rich, containing vitamins K, A, C, and B6, along with potassium and calcium. It also includes antioxidants and phytonutrients that may help prevent cancer. Kale is easy to grow and cold hardy. Students can conduct cafeteria taste tests, with the winning recipe becoming a regular in the school lunch line. To further educate students on the benefits of eating green, students can create informational brochures, posters, and/or displays showcasing how kale is grown and the health benefits of eating kale.
This lesson would be ideal for a digital media and health/nutrition science collaboration!