Monday, April 1, 2013

In Vestal, kids track their own nutrition

VESTAL — Most of the students in Julie Arnold’s second-grade class at Clayton Avenue
Elementary School aren’t eating enough protein. They are getting plenty of exercise and calcium, though. 
Arnold knows this because of the Apple A Day Children’s nutrition trackers, which the second-graders have been learning to use for about a week in the classroom. On Friday, about 60 second graders were able to take the trackers home with them for the first time. 
“It engages the whole family in the process,” said Lisa Johnson, the co-founder and president of An Apple A Day. Johnson’s company paired up with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield to donate the trackers to the school.

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