Students research health in a holistic fashion

In health teacher Eric Magers’s class, freshmen, sophomores, and a junior create powerpoint presentations on certain topics relating to healthy or unhealthy aspects of human life.

Sophomores Amber Paré and Madeleine Conway present their research on proper nutrition and diet.  Paré and Conway stress the importance of a healthy diet, which refers to eating full, nutritious meals that include all of the food groups.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Amber Paré and Madeleine Conway present their research on proper nutrition and diet. Paré and Conway stress the importance of a healthy diet, which refers to eating full, nutritious meals that include all of the food groups. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Avery Shaw and Annabelle Lord-Patey inform their class about healthy and abusive relationships and bullying.  Bullying is a major problem, as more than 1/2 of students have personally witnessed bullying at their school.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Avery Shaw and Annabelle Lord-Patey inform their class about healthy and abusive relationships and bullying. Bullying is a major problem, as more than 1/2 of students have personally witnessed bullying at their school. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Tommy Tofuri and junior Nathaniel Evans educate their peers on the topic of the human life cycle.  The main stages of the human life cycle are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Tommy Tofuri and junior Nathaniel Evans educate their peers on the topic of the human life cycle. The main stages of the human life cycle are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Samuel Prudden and Matthew Kenney display their knowledge about lifestyle diseases.  Lifestyle diseases are caused by actions, behavior, and choices in one’s everyday life.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Samuel Prudden and Matthew Kenney display their knowledge about lifestyle diseases. Lifestyle diseases are caused by actions, behavior, and choices in one’s everyday life. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Robbie Sarmanian and Christian Hadagh exhibit their information on personal safety.  Sarmanian and Hadagh explain an acronym that outlines what one should do in a survival situation:S.T.O.P.  The S stands for sit down, the T is think, the O is observe, and the P is plan.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Robbie Sarmanian and Christian Hadagh exhibit their information on personal safety. Sarmanian and Hadagh explain an acronym that outlines what one should do in a survival situation:S.T.O.P. The S stands for sit down, the T is think, the O is observe, and the P is plan. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Sophomore Ethan Ketchum and freshman Jared Zaval explain learning disabilities.  Ketchum and Zaval describe ADHD, (which is attention deficit hyperactive disorder), autism, (which affects communication and social skills), and dyslexia (which is a developmental reading disorder).  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Ethan Ketchum and freshman Jared Zaval explain learning disabilities. Ketchum and Zaval describe ADHD, (which is attention deficit hyperactive disorder), autism, (which affects communication and social skills), and dyslexia (which is a developmental reading disorder). Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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