To the Journal editor:
We are not born with an instant knowledge of good nutrition. With a new school year about to begin, I simply must take the time to let the community know what an amazing class my son had at Bothwell Middle School last year.
Taught by Sara Moyle, the nutritional health class my then seventh-grader attended was quite simply "amazing!" How many times have you asked your student "So, how was your day?' always receiving the same monotone reply "Fine."?
Not the case with Miss Moyle's class. My son, who ate very few vegetables, and was a very picky eater, was all of a sudden making and eating fritattas with peppers and onions. Making and eating chili with black beans.
Reading labels and informing me that when the label says reduced sugar the salt content has been increased (and of course proving this to me while grocery shopping).
Knowing the difference between romaine and iceberg lettuce. And with actual excitement, bringing home all the fabulous recipes they cooked in class for us to try. She even taught them to wash the dishes and clean up after cooking.
Miss Moyle, you are a truly valuable asset to our schools. Many thanks for all that you do.