Child Nutrition

Posted: 12/3/2012 

Fighting Temptation Made Fun

Students at Wilshire Elementary recently had the opportunity to participate in a District produced video. The video (to be released later in the school year) is intended to help educate elementary students in regards to the USDA's new primary food group symbol, MyPlate. MyPlate teaches students to fill their plates with at least half fruit and vegetables. The video also underscores the importance of making healthy choices such as opting for whole grains when possible. "Mr. Junkfood" and "Mr. Sweet-tooth" plot against the students at every turn, tempting them to choose junk-food like chips over healthy alternatives such as carrots. In the end the students prevail by opting for foods that give them energy and health, ultimately sending the villains on their way.

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