Learning about ag and nutrition leads to healthier eating
Field trips for students to learn about eating healthy, which include presentations by UC Cooperative Extension nutrition educators in Tulare and Fresno counties, have appeared recently on ABC 30 Action News in Fresno.
In Fresno, the children visited the Fresno Unified Nutrition Center to try foods like jicama, broccoli and sweet potatoes and tour the processing line where their lunches are made.
In Tulare, children took part in AgVenture Day to make the connection between agricultural production and the food they eat. AgVenture Day was held International Agri-Center in Tulare and was sponsored by International Agri-Center, Tulare County Farm Bureau and UC Cooperative Extension.
UCCE nutrition educators presented an engaging skit to show the importance of good nutrition.
"We want to show them (that) someone grows it, someone processes it, someone eats it. And it helps you to think and learn and grow," said Julie Cates, UC Cooperative Extension.
UC nutrition educator Julie Cates, center, with children at AgVenture Day.