Inaugural nutrition fair at Holy Cross School

February 5, 2015

URBANA, Ill. - Dietetics students from the University of Illinois Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition are teaming up with Holy Cross School for the first time to bring a fun and nutritious afternoon to Holy Cross students in grades K-8.

The Nutrition Fair will be held on Feb. 9 from 1:15 through 3 p.m. at the Holy Cross School Gymnasium in Champaign. Holy Cross students will interact with U of I students and learn about healthy eating for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and when they are dining out. They will also have the chance to learn about the benefits of physical activity. Parents are encouraged to stop by the Nutrition Fair from 2:30 to 3 p.m. during afternoon pickup, said Justine Karduck, director of the U of I didactic program in dietetics.

“Have you ever wondered how to increase your fiber consumption? Check out Fiber Boot Camp! Because kids are not getting enough fiber at breakfast, we will introduce new ways to include fiber into a yummy breakfast through a fun and interactive game.

“What are considered healthy snacks? Learn how often to snack and what to snack on at the Healthy Snack Booth!” Karduck said.

“Are lunch and dinner on your mind? How does your plate measure up? Come learn how to create a balanced lunch and dinner plate,” she added.

“Dining out tonight? Have you ever wondered how to reduce sugar when eating out? Come learn about added sugars and simple steps to reduce them!

“And what about exercise? Get up and go to the Get Up and Go booth to learn some fun ways to get active. There will be activities for all ages that will keep you moving,” she said.

Make plans to attend the Nutrition Fair on Feb. 9 from 1:15 to 3 p.m. at Holy Cross School Gymnasium to take advantage of this educational opportunity. The fair is a great opportunity to learn more about the benefits of healthy eating and exercise in a fun and interactive way, Karduck said.

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To schedule an interview with the coordinator of the Holy Cross School Nutrition Fair, please contact Justine Karduck at Karduck@illinois.edu.

 

 


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