Posted Date: 02/05/2019
Today, students in grades 4-8 learned about Basic Nutrition and the five food groups. They learned about resources they can access and completed an informal table setting activity. They also learned to properly wash dishes by hand.
After preparing their meal, they all sat down to the table. The conversation at the table was kept light and fun.
Studies show “kids and teens who share family dinners three or more times per week are less likely to be overweight, more likely to eat healthy foods, perform better academically, are less likely to engage in risky behaviors and have better relationships with their parents”. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
Thank you Julie Balzan, Nutrition and Food Safety & Mary Evans, Centsible Nutrition Educator Platte County Extension Office