Healthy Eating and the Digestive System

What We Put in our Mouths Matters!

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In this course, students learn about the five food groups and how eating healthy foods contributes to an overall healthy lifestyle. Students also learn about the digestive system and how, through eating healthy foods, they can keep their digestive system healthy.

This course is appropriate for students aged 6-9.

In this course, students will:

  • learn the names of the five food groups
  • sort foods into the five food groups
  • learn how each group contributes to health
  • plan and cook a meal that incorporates the five food groups
  • test themselves as "food adventurers" and challenge themselves to try new foods
  • trace their food as it passes through the digestive system
  • conduct an experiment related to the digestive system

Your Instructor

Dr. Deena Amiry
Dr. Deena Amiry
Dr. Deena Amiry earned her B.S. from Georgetown University with a certificate in education and a medal for outstanding achievement in student teaching. She earned her Masters’ degree from Middlebury College and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Romance Languages, where she served as a lecturer of French language and literature. Dr. Amiry worked in several private schools in the United States, including the prestigious Dalton School in New York City. At Dalton, alongside teaching responsibilities, Dr. Amiry served as Dean of the 9th grade and department chair of middle and high school foreign languages.
In Egypt, Dr. Deena Amiry co-founded and headed the International School of Egypt in New Cairo in 2009. In 2012, Dr. Deena moved on and founded the Young Scholars of Egypt (YSE) microschool, an educational program for children ages 3-18 that aims to provide students with an education that prepares them for the 21st century. In 2019, alongside ACT’s founding team, Dr. Deena brought YSE under ACT’s umbrella to create a network of connected microschools.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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