Flasher 7 th graders sponsor Diabetes Awareness
Did you know that diabetes is the nation’s seventh-leading cause of death, resulting in more than 79,000 deaths, annually. It also contributes to deaths from heart disease and stroke which are the leading and fifth-leading causes of death. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all cases.
As part of their health classroom experience, a 7 th grade FCCLA in-class chapter was created where all 7thgraders could participate, and learn how to use the planning process to put together an FCCLA project. The students planned and carried out a service learning project they called, “Their Fight Is Our Fight”. This project focused on health information on sudden illness and “Diabetes Awareness,” that was learned in their Health Class.
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