Public-speaking super heroes to the rescue!

Did you know that the fear of public speaking ranks higher than the fear of death for average Americans? Volunteer Ashwin Prabu led an anxiety-free session on writing and public speaking for our campers at the INMED Opportunity Center. She had them create a super hero and his/her super powers, draw a picture and write a description. After 20 minutes of brainstorming and writing, students presented their super heroes in front of the class to develop experience speaking in public. Fear not, brave campers!… Read the rest...

Reduce Food Waste

Did you know that mindful eating includes reducing food waste? Here’s a great way to start. It’s a recipe for banana peel cake that our clever team at INMED Para Crianças shares with school food preparers.

Ingredients:

2 cups banana peel
1½ cups water
4 egg yolks
4 egg whites
2½ cups of sugar (less if desired)
3 cups wheat flour
5 tablespoons butter
2 tsp of baking powder
Powdered sugar

In a blender, puree the banana peels with 1½ cups of water. In a bowl, blend butter, sugar and egg yolks. Blend in the pureed banana peels. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients.… Read the rest...

Students Teach the Power of Good Nutrition

Congratulations to the schools that won Health in Action Awards last week in Port Elizabeth, South Africa!

Did you know that global deaths due to chronic lifestyle diseases – such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity – are expected to increase by 70% by 2030? WHO predicts that Africa will bear much of the burden. Our school-based Health in Action program with the Mondelēz International Foundation is working hard to prevent future lifestyle diseases with nutrition and healthy lifestyle education, access to fresh produce and regular exercise. The students in this video are proving the power of prevention to save lives.… Read the rest...