You Are What You Eat

Roxie Booker, a specialist with the University of Georgia, visits Hand-In-Hand Pre-School to feed these young minds information about healthier eating habits.

"At this age if we can start off showing them the food healthy for them. Later in life they'll carry on these good habits."

"It’s not just childhood obesity, it’s American obesity and it's here. We're trying to help our children break some cycles."

"If I have cookies here and broccoli here, which one is better for me? Broccoli!!"

Kids are told why to eat healthy and participate in interactive games. It's probably the only time they're allowed to play with their food.

"We let them create a person with their food. That helps them learn better and encourages them to eat it also."

Booker says hopefully kids will take this lesson home.

"The kids will say 'I ate some carrots today, mama. Will you please buy some carrots and broccoli instead of the potato chips?'"

Booker says it's a fun way to get kids to try healthier foods. And hopefully they've found a new love on Valentines Day, their veggies.


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