Primary School Students hold Fruit Fair in Belize City





We are often told that fruits and vegetables are good for you – but how many pay attention to the many ways they can be served and eaten? At the end of its annual Wellness Week students of Holy Redeemer Primary’s Standard 6 classes in Belize City invited their fellow students and the press to a one-of-a-kind “fruit fair.” Oranges, pineapples, bananas, papayas, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomato, and many more were on display in every form imaginable. Standard VI Martin class teacher Lourdes Alamina gives details.

vlcsnap-2013-10-07-09h01m13s95Ms. Lourdes Alamina- Teacher of Std. VI

“Well, every year, they have Wellness Week and on Friday, they have a display.   However, this week, this year we are one week late, so this display is for the kids to showcase all the fruits and vegetables we have in Belize, and to teach others to start eating healthy”.  



Reporter:   “Okay, now, I take it that these whole practices, the whole health thing approach, the walk and fruit and vegetables to the kids…”

Lourdes Alamina:   “We’re trying, yes, we are trying because we have noticed that especially in the mornings, the children don’t have breakfast at home and when they come here, they would buy chips and we notice that they were not eating properly.   So, we start to tell them about eating healthy and then, we ended it with this fruit display and vegetable display”.

The students in classes VI Martin, Hickey and Hodapp were eager to share their expertise. Here are some highlights.

Students at Holy Redeemer School

vlcsnap-2013-10-07-09h03m09s235vlcsnap-2013-10-07-09h03m19s91Student 1: “These are our Spinach Steak, the carrots are good for your eyes, and this curry is good for your breath, your teeth and the spinach is good for your blood and your breath and low depression.”



vlcsnap-2013-10-07-09h03m34s245vlcsnap-2013-10-07-09h03m41s51Student 2:  “This is to raise awareness about the different type of food.   So, we are trying to raise awareness.”




vlcsnap-2013-10-07-09h04m05s27vlcsnap-2013-10-07-09h04m26s248Student 3:  “[You take] banana, flour, baking powder, butter, cinnamon, and then you mix it up, and then, bake it.”  



vlcsnap-2013-10-07-09h04m41s121Student 4: “Fruits with vitamin C are good for your gums.”




vlcsnap-2013-10-07-09h05m39s217vlcsnap-2013-10-07-09h04m49s221Student 5:   “We all know fruits are healthy, right?   Some fruits are good for your bowls, muscles, [and] your blood.



vlcsnap-2013-10-07-09h32m53s141Student 6:   The carrots and apples are very good for fiber, it cleans your meat system, basically the apple makes you go to the bathroom more often and it prevents you from getting sick.



The event is part sponsored by UNICEF.

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