Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring Internship Week 4

Spring Internship program is humming along. 
This week was all about chickens, the greenhouse, processed sugar, and youth dollar power

What comes first, the chicken or the egg? Today is was an egg.
For our game this week we timed how quickly we couldpass an egg around the circle on spoons... risky business! Our best time was 24 seconds with 10 people!

Then we were off the the greenhouse to "prick out" or transplant basil into 6-packs for the Plant Sale. Come out and support the farm at the UCSC Farm Plant Sale May 2nd and 3rd from 10am -2pm at the corner of Bay St and High St. 

What you think, What you Drink!
We all brainstormed the effects that processed sugar can have on your body: Energy peak and crash, acne, diabetes, obesity, rotting teeth.
Then we measured the amount of processed sugar in popular beverages:
Daniel read us the ingredients on the

This coke is almost half sugar!

It was shocking to see how much sugar is in a lot of the drinks we like. The final message however, was not only about sugar, but about how we all vote with our dollars. As teens we have a lot of power with what we choose to buy and support. If we the buy the coke or the Rock Star, we are choosing to support those companies and the effects of processed sugar in our bodies. Its our choice and up to us how we want to feel and what we want to support. 

Chickens and Omelets

We spent some time with the Life Lab chickens, held one, saw where they sleep and lay eggs. Then used the eggs to make some bomb veggie and cheese omelets. 

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