Thursday, September 27, 2018, SES and BES students participated in a unique educational program designed to involve students in learning the skill and choices for a healthy lifestyle. Students learned about the importance of good nutrition and being physically active by walking through an interactive exhibit representing the human body. Children toured the human body with Power Panther graphics as a guide. Throughout the exhibit, they learned how to apply Power Panther’s slogan, EAT SMART, PLAY HARD.
Body Venture is an exciting educational exhibit for students in grades K-5, sponsored by:
Child Nutrition & Wellness, Kansas State Department of Education
Body Venture is about learning to EAT SMART. PLAY HARD.
If you have any questions about Body Venture, please contact Meg Boggs by clicking on her name in the list below or calling her at 785-296-2276.
|Position Title||Team Member Name|
|Director:||Cheryl Johnson, MS, RD, LD|
|Body Venture Coordinator:||Meg Boggs|
|Body Venture Managers:||Judi Salyer and Linda Dunn|
Body Venture consists of:
Because our children are flunking eating...
A critical need to address good nutrition, physical activity, and other healthy lifestyle choices exists because among American kids:
Lifestyle choices made at early ages have a direct impact on adult health. Students need to learn about healthy lifestyle choices and to avoid behaviors that have an adverse impact on adult health. Healthy eating and physical activity are important life skills that help children grow and prevent them from developing health problems, such as obesity, later in life. Obesity in youth often carries over into adulthood contributing to the development of many chronic diseases including heart disease and diabetes. Teachers need additional resources to increase nutrition knowledge and improve eating skills of elementary school students. Body Venture can help meet these needs.