Learn 2 Live Project

Official Dosomething.org Project

The Problem

We are trying to change unhealthy eating habits of teenagers with intellectual and physical disabilities, which commonly leads to both obesity and diabetes. Many high school special education classes are transition programs, where students will move into group homes after graduation. It is important for these students to leave with the knowledge to live in an environment where they will have less supervision and aid.

Plan of Action

This project requires major changes in the special education classroom, to allow an electric stove to be installed. Once the early stages of engineering and electrical are taken care of, we can create a curriculum for students, including kitchen safety, sanitation, and basic cooking techniques. Students will be given once monthly evaluations on the progress they have made, and individualized plans will be made for students of different abilities.

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