Monday, June 17, 2019

Gold Award Spotlight: The real truth about nutrition and physical fitness

Isabella Devita has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor and achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouts.

Through her project, “The real truth about nutrition and physical fitness,” Isabella aimed to teach the youth in her community about health and wellness. With the help of her jiu-jitsu coaches, she was able to hold sessions about safe exercise techniques and created flyers with information about healthy eating habits.

“Obesity is a problem in the U.S. The importance of eating healthy and exercising can allow you to have a longer life span because it reduces heart disease, diabetes and other illness. If students know how to take care of themselves they will feel good about themselves,” she explained.

She wanted to make it easier for kids to understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Along with the exercise classes and flyers, Isabella plans to keep her Facebook account dedicated to exercise and her YouTube account active to improve the sustainability of her project.