We give the kids a chance to make some foods and to try different fruits and vegetables.
We've tried to make it fun with lots of activities and prizes. There will be a fishing booth, hula hoop give-away, face painting, a clown, lots of fun stuff.
This program isn't about dieting. It's about healthy eating. We want to teach kids how to control their calorie intake by encouraging them to make healthier choices for snacks.
Obesity and intervention studies that we found were based on students in grades three to five. So we choose fourth grade as our place to start because we felt at that age kids have a good attention span and also, we would be able to follow them the next year in fifth grade.