Developing a TASTE for Nutrition and Physical Activity
Nutrition Services was quite busy recently with the Taste of St. Louis. For anyone who doesn't know, the Taste of St. Louis is an award-winning, free festival showcasing the best of the City's food, art, music and culture. The festival is usually packed, and this year was no exception. Whether they were there to enjoy the variety of delectable foods, walk through the newly restored Peabody Opera House, just to enjoy the wonderful weather, or simply passing through on their way to one of the sporting events, it was obvious that the community was having a great time.
Nowhere was that fun more evident than in the specially-designated kids' area. Once you passed the large Radio Disney sign, the festival was transformed into a magical playground of fun-filled activities for kids of all ages. From the
Nutrition Services joined in the fun by providing several fun activities including the Dairy Twister game, activity dice, and the Choose a Better Plate game. Not only were the activities fun, but more importantly, they promoted healthier diets and more movement, key components of our Let's Move St. Louis initiative to fight obesity. Every participant received a 'goodie bag' filled with important nutrition and health information, Let's Move STL items, and fun take-home activities. The event was a huge success, and every kid left with some physical activity and a smile!
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