During our unit, we have done many projects, although one of our projects was to create a wearable piece of art that should raise awareness on your topic. We had to be creative and had to think bold and big so our design could have an actual meaning. We were put into groups of five and as a group, we had to work cooperative an officiant. We got to choose our groups so we had to decide on our on what would be a good choice and what wouldn’t. While making out the design we have to also show what skills we have that we could use to contribute to the group. We individually had to take part in doing our role. It was quiet and experience. Down below I will explain that details.
Our groups topic is NUTRITION.
During the adolescence period -(puberty) our ways of eating change. This happens due to the hormonal changes that are happening in our body. Our ways of eating change due to different reasons. One of the reasons to why you might get more addicted to types of junk food is because, when you are stressed you tend to want snacks. Although the type of food that you eat is normally junk or unhealthy food. You can’t really think about what you are eating when you are stressed. And when you are eating unhealthy snacks, you are not moving so you would eventually get fat.
All of this is what causes some teenagers to eat unhealthy during there stage of puberty. They eat a lot of bad food most of the time due to their hormonal changes. The types of unhealthy foods that tend to be: fizzy drinks, crisps, cakes, chocolates, donuts, ………ETC. Mostly the foods that they eat contain a lot of sugar and some contain starch. These two types of things that unhealthy foods normally contain are not healthy. Although once in awhile you can have them. When you eat these types of food they not only make you fat and all, but they also do other things to your body. Taking in these types of bad food affect your energy level ( meaning that you most of the time have low energy), you tend to get moody, you think that you have a negative body image, and last you tend not to be concentrated because you want to keep on getting snacks. All of this ends up being caused by your hormonal changes. But not only that, chemicals in the air such as pollution and chemicals in the foods such as farm-raised fish, antibiotic fed food can cause Hormonal imbalance.
On the other hand, some teenagers manage to control what they eat. This is so because maybe they are not as stressed, or they just are very conscious of what they take in. When teenagers are like this they tend to eat healthy foods. The foods that they eat normally contain: starch, proteins, vegetables, minerals, and grains. Eating foods that contain these items are healthy. Although you cannot just eat one at a time, and you need to balance your meals out. Meaning that on your plate you should have a bit of everything such as the items I mentioned before. But not only eating these foods are healthy, but they also they help in other things too. Healthy food can increase your energy level, it can help you have a positive body image, you would probably tend to get fewer mood swings because you are not that moody/tired, and you would be more concentrated ( for some people ) because you would not just be getting snacks every minute due to the fact that you had a healthy meal which keeps your stomach full till the next meal. If people during the adolescent period keep on doing this, they would be more nutritious. Having balanced meals and staying nutritious not only help you be healthy but also means that you won’t have hormonal imbalances. You will be a healthy teenager. Although you have to watch out for what foods you take in because they might have been feed or grown in a way where they have been fed antibiotics.
Our project is supposed to represent Nutrition. But also to be mindful of what you take in because some foods are unhealthy and some are healthy. And whatever types of food you eat affect you in a good or a bad way. Both of them end up affecting you. Having good nutrition helps you have a higher energy level. And having bad nutrition makes you have a lower energy level. Good health and bad health can both affect you in more ways than just this.
When we make our project/wearable art piece, our project is planning to look like this: it will have one red side and one green side. The green side will represent good and healthy foods and the red side will represent unhealthy foods and not nutritious foods. We will be trying to make our project look visible so people can understand what the meaning of this creation was in the first place. We are also trying to work out how we can make our design look unique, bold, and creative.
People should take action to support the well – being in this particular area because not having nutrition or not eating healthy can affect you in different ways. It can cause you to have low energy, negative body image, not concentrated, negative body image……… Although not eating healthy can cause you to have much more than just this. It can cause you to have different types of disease. These are Coronary Heart Disease, High blood pressure, type two diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Coronary heart disease is caused by, if you eat too much animal fat especially saturated fat, you could end up getting Coronary heart disease because narrowing of the blood that block vessels that carry oxygen and blood to the heart. High blood pressure is caused when the strain is being placed in the heart to allow blood throughout the body to pump. Foods that are high in sodium, saturated fat, and lack of hydration can also cause you to have High Blood Pressure. Type two diabetes is often caused by certain diets that are too high in sugars and calories. But also because the blood has too much glucose so the body can not process it. This is what causes Number 2 diabetes. Cancer is often caused by having poor nutrition that then causes the immune system to get weaker. A poor diet, such as not having vitamins and nutrients can stop their body from fighting off cancer and can put it at risk. This is what cancer causes Obesity is caused by having poor diets and people eating too much-saturated fats and sugars which lead up to amounts of diseases which include heart problems and diabetes. All of this is what can be caused form when people do not have a healthy diet or they are not nutritious.
If you are nutritious and are eating healthy none of this will happen to you and instead, you will have a healthy body and will not have or put yourself towards any of these diseases. Also being nutritious means that you will be healthy, concentrated and not distracted by eating junk food, less moody, ………..ETC. Also, that means that you won’t have hormonal imbalances. Due to all of these reasons, this is why you should be nutritious and have healthy meals every single day.
Description of project
After these four sessions, we have created an amazing dress. The paragraph before explained what is good food and what is bad food. It also explained why you should be more nutritious. All of this is related to your adolescence period. We are making this wearable art piece so we can raise awareness to why people should eat healthily, and if not what will happen to them. All of this was explained before. Below I will explain how our dress looks, and how we made it.
At first, we had the idea of creating a dress which would be half green and half red, to represent good food and bad food.Later on, our teacher told us that this wearable art should not just e and ordinary dress it should y something that is bolder than life! After she told us that we weren’t really sure about what to do, so we were basically just stuck. But sooner or later we started to brainstorm loads of ideas. Although they were still not that good. When we were at the second last session, Ms. T (our art teacher) was there with us. She gave us an amazing idea. That idea was to, make the bottom of our creation out of magazine pictures that we pulled from magazine books. We had to pull out pictures that were connected to nutrition or pictures that were interesting. We found a lot of interesting pictures but not too much of nutrition pictures because, the magazines were mostly about boring stuff, such as golf, fashion, watches,…etc. In the golf magazine, we basically could not find anything that was related to nutrition, so we just pulled out a bunch of pictures with nice sceneries. After we did all the picking out stuff, we started to tape the magazine together with a tape roll that was neutral colored. We added bits and bobs of tape everywhere to make look symmetrical and nice. Sooner or later we lifted our magazine creation on the floor to see it all the papers were stuck together. We were pretty happy because many of the paper were stuck together and only a few fell off, we did not bother to put the papers that fell off back on again due to the fact that, number one the papers that fell off were the bellow some of the other papers so it would not have been visible, secondly because if we had added too many papers it would have become too heavy and might have flipped, and lastly thirdly due to that fact that we didn’t have that much time left so we just decided to move on. After we finished that, we added something on the front. That meaning that if we put that magazines raped all the way around that fake model’s body, it would have been too hard to take it off and put it on that real model. So instead we added a green piece from a shower curtain in front. It actually ended up looking really very nice. Later on, we started to add extra details, such as bubble wrapped flowers ( that we made), some pieces of food that we found form places, some more tape, and exetra…. That was technically how our dress looked for now. I am saying this like this because one of our designing classes were canceled so we were ‘ ent fully done before I did this blog post.
Anise, Lauren, James, Ethan, and me were in a group altogether, it was a pretty good group.As a group, I think that we were working pretty efficiently. We all had a role that we planned out. Anise and I had the role of sowing the parts of the creation that needed it. Anise was a little better than me due to that fact that she had practice before, meaning that she probably took lessons. Anyway moving on, Lauren’s role was to sketch out that design, technically meaning that she gave us ideas on what to do so basically she was the idiator, although everybody also gave some ideas. Ethan’s role helped us with helping to put parts and pieces on to the dress, and he would help us with making props and stuff like that. Lastly, James, he was technically that guy who was creating all kinds of creations that were made out of reusable materials. He was really creative in that, in some parts he used pieces that were used like to make electronic items, such as robots and …. In our groWell at the end we all ended up doing more than just our roles, we just sort of started to switch roles and just spread out. We did this because we are not just good and one thing, all of us may have more than just one strength or weakness. Towards the end, we started to work more efficiently due to the amount of time we had left. That meaning that we wanted to make sure that we had enough time to finish our creation on time. I think that we worked pretty well. Although to every good thing there is a bad thing. What I am saying is that we did have a couple of struggles/things that we need to improve on. Sometimes some of us got a little distracted and lost concentration. Occasionally one of us may just waste our time and not be constructive, or irregularly start distracting another team meat. Our last area for improvement was, sometimes we would argue on our group’s creation design. Some of us would say and think that looks ugly, while others may think that it looks beautiful. All of us thought differently so it was hard for us to decide what to do. We actually ended up combining all the ideas into one creation, which worked out pretty well. These were the main parts that we should try to improve individually or as a group. Even if our group may have some things that are not as good as others, I still think that we did a pretty good job!