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Old Forge Elementary School holds Health Fair

February 19. 2013 9:36PM
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The Old Forge Elementary School students participated in a Health Fair sponsored by the School District and their food service management company, The Nutrition Group.

The health fair was used as a nutritional education learning tool to make the students more aware of the food groups and their importance in eating a healthy diet for a healthier life style.

The students were introduced to Wellness Wednesday, the Nutrition Groupā??s new campaign to teach the students the importance of fruits and vegetables and trying new foods.

The students are able to sample a new fruit or vegetable recipe monthly in the school cafeterias.

Nutrition information and the recipes are sent home with students to promote nutrition education and healthy eating in the home.

During the health fair, students were able to spin ā??The Wheel of Fortuneā? fruit wheel. Winners were given the choice of a piece of fresh fruit.

A dairy station promoted the importance of calcium with fresh made smoothies.

The grain station encouraged more consumption of whole grain products.

The favorite station of students was the stir fry veggie station consisting of fresh vegetable stir fried for their sampling pleasure.

And we canā??t forget about physical activity to balance our healthy lifestyle. The exercise station promoted 60 minutes of exercise daily for childrenā??s age levels with fun dancing and informational handouts.

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