Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s FRUIT MAN!
That’s right, Fruit Man is the newest superhero on the scene, thanks to students in the Drama Club at William Jefferson Clinton Middle School. Their teacher, Ransford Doherty, helped them create a clever video that shares what they learned during SOSMentor’s LAUSD Healthy Schools Campaign. The result is the fun, incredibly creative, must-see video below!
Dressed in colorful capes and superhero gear, each student represents a food group from MyPyramid: fruits; vegetables; meats, beans, seeds, and nuts; grains; milk; and oils. Using creativity, originality, and humor, the students teach us about each food group in a memorable way.
Take the story of “Vegetable Girl,” for example. Right as a student is about to dig into a “snack,” consisting of chocolate, pizza, and hard candy, Vegetable Girl saves the day by shouting “WTV?!” The student is perplexed, but Vegetable Girl clarifies: “Where’s the vegetable?” She then magically produces a vegetable bowl for the hungry student to enjoy.
Later on, a student opens up a newspaper and is shocked to see “Super Grain Kid” start talking from within the pages of the Sports section! Super Grain Kid reminds us that just like Kobe beef is not the same as Kobe Bryant, and The Rock is not the same as a rock, just because bread is brown doesn’t mean it’s whole wheat.
SOSMentor is so proud to see our students engaging the material in our curriculum and finding ways to share it with a broader audience. The purpose of our poster contest is to encourage students to come up with a creative, artistic way to illustrate the information in our program, and the kids at Clinton Middle School did just that with their awesome video.
To recognize these students for going above and beyond, SOSMentor will present them with a special award at our Poster Contest Awards Reception & Dinner on June 13, featuring special guest speakers Superintendent John Deasy and celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.
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