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Northland Pines High School students host health fair for seventh-gradersSubmitted: 12/11/2015
Story By Katie Thoresen

Northland Pines High School students host health fair for seventh-graders
EAGLE RIVER - What you learn about your health as child can impact you later in life.

Students at Northland Pines High School taught sevent-graders all about different aspects of leading a healthy lifestyle. 


Students picked topics ranging from body parts, like the tongue and brain, to lifestyle choices, like using tobacco and how much sugar is in your diet.

Some of the students came up with activities to help teach their topics.

"We had kids first shut their eyes and eat a jelly bean and then tell us what they tasted. Then we gave them another jelly bean and had them shut their eyes and plug their nose and eat it and tell us what they tasted. The point of it was to show, even if you don't realize it, your sense of smell affects your sense of taste," said sophomore Sophie Spiess.

The health class teacher Tim Jacques brought the seventh-graders in because their time to learn about health topics is short.

And he says they don't touch on all the topics that should be covered.

"This is a great opportunity where the middle school students can interact with the high school students in a really fun, engaging way, learning about new skills," Jacques said. "That's what I really wanted to promote with this project."

Jacques does this project every year with his students.


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