South Country Students Go On a Nutrition Safari

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Students at Brookhaven, Kreamer Street and Verne W. Critz elementary schools are focusing on eating wholesome food to fuel their bodies during the schools’ annual Nutrition Safari. Sponsored by Whitsons Culinary Group, a food service company hired by the district, the experience assists students in choosing healthy meals and eating.

During the event at Brookhaven Elementary School, Grant the Gazelle visited students during lunch and helped them choose healthy snacks from the menu, including carrots, apples and yogurt. “Ranger” Diane Murphy, who runs the program, said the program is geared as a fun way to promote healthy eating. At the end of lunch, students received a “Color in the Safari Friends” coloring packet to reinforce the basic food groups.