by Anna Trevouledes
On the morning of November 8th a group of students from the Nutrition and Dietetics Club (including myself) made their way to The Sanford School in Hockessin, DE to help out with a health fair. The fair was held for children in kindergarten through grade 8 and was aimed at teaching kids about healthy food options and physical activity.
There were countless tables set up, all consisting of bright displays with health and nutrition information. The kids were very interactive and showed enthusiasm for learning about each display. The NTDT Club table and display focused on fruits and vegetables; we had cute fruit puppets, a rainbow diagram of fruit and veggie facts, as well as bananas, apples and tangerines for kids to take with them.
We wanted our displays to not only teach kids about nutrition, but also to make healthy foods fun – we even had a trivia game where the kids could use their knowledge of nutrition to win prizes!
It is so important that kids learn about nutrition and health in a positive way – they take the behaviors and skills they learn in childhood and use them throughout their lives. We are glad we could positively impact the Sanford School and are excited to continue spreading the word about nutrition!