Healthy Habits Fit Club Tastes the Rainbow
This week in La Conner’s Healthy Habits Fit Club, Members were taught the importance of eating as many different colors of fruits and vegetables as possible. Produce helps different parts of the body stay healthy, and kids need about 1/2 cups of vegetables and 1/2 cups of fruit every day. Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator, Leah Vazquez pointed out that red colored fruits, like the pomegranate, are important to the body because they keep our hearts, our kidneys and our skin healthy. And purple colored veggies like the eggplant, improve heart strength, help our kidneys work better, and help us remember better. The group ended the session by making brown paper bag puppets to depict fruits and vegetables in different color groups, then took turns using clues to guess which fruit or vegetable each Member represents.