Tuesday: Kids to taste celery as ‘food-of-the-month’ for health

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March 24, 2014

WHO/WHAT:

Elementary students will use all of their senses to experience celery during a food-of-the-month tasting to promote vegetable consumption and heart health.

The children, in grades K-3, will learn about the importance of fiber for their growing bodies and take part in an educational wellness event with food, dancing and a special guest appearance by Hardy the Heart, an OrganWise Guy mascot.

At lunch, the young students will participate in a coloring contest to showcase their favorite vegetables. Winners of the coloring contest will be announced at an afternoon school assembly, where students will also be treated to a healthy recipe.

WHEN:

Tueday, March 25

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (lunch)

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (assembly)

WHERE:

Daniel S. Wentworth Elementary

1340 W. 71st St.

Chicago

DETAILS:

The event is a collaboration between the University of Illinois at Chicago-Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion, a program that delivers the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Education; Daniel S. Wentworth Elementary; Chicago Public Schools Nutrition Support Services; and their food service partner, Aramark.

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