ISU Extension hosts “What’s on Your Plate?” at New Albin Elementary ...

Second graders at New Albin Elementary School learned about MyPlate and the five food groups at a recent presentation by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. They studied the lunch menu and learned all five food groups are served daily. While digging deeper, they learned about eating the rainbow and why phytochemicals (what gives food its color) are so good for those who eat them. While matching sugar cubes to the correct food, students gained a visual of how much sugar they are consuming, versus how much they should limit themselves to. Each lesson ended with a local food taste test.

These taste testers tried zucchini chips, sweet potato waffles, fresh mangos, cranberries, and cut up their own kiwis. For more information about joining 4-H, contact Becky Rea, Allamakee County K-12 Program Coordinator at the Iowa State Extension and Outreach Allamakee County Office at 563-568-6345. Submitted photos.

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