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Lean-N-Green Day, Farm & Nutrition Day mark National Nutrition Month

Children learn about "MyPlate" during National Nutrition Month activities.
UC Cooperative Extension took part in the annual Lean-N-Green Day at Grand Oaks Elementary School in Shasta Lake this week, reported Joe Szydiowski in the Redding Record-Searchlight.

UCCE nutrition educator Lori Coker helped children play the "Sugar Cube Game," in which students raced to amass white sugar blocks to reach the amount in a bottle of soda. An 11-year-old participant told the reporter she would be telling her family about the surprising amount of sugar in their favorite drinks.

Farm & Nutrition Day Planned for March 23 at Fresno Fairgrounds
California Ag Network

Fresno County third-graders will convene at the Fresno Fairgrounds March 23 for an agricultural and food-related field trip organized by the Fresno County Farm Bureau. A focus of the event is learning the importance of making healthy food choices, much of which is provided by Fresno County's bounty of diversified crops and products.

UC Cooperative Extension nutrition educators will present a play that helps the children recognize "MyPlate" as a guide to healthy eating and uses a "Strong-O-Meter" to encourage active play. In addition, the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center staff and UC Cooperative Extension farm advisors will staff booths teaching children about farming and gardening.

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 10:32 AM

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