Take two mini watermelons and attach them to both ends of 2- to 3-foot length of PVC pipe. Barbells for kids! Hold carrots to your ears and do the Bunny Hop or knock down bowling pins with a coconut.
This week the “Nutrition Olympics” was held for area schools including Guardian Angel School in Pacoima.
“It’s a great way to learn about fruit and vegetables – and to have fun in the final days of school,”said Pat Aiden, a spokesperson for Providence Health & Services.
Providence Health & Services’ school nurse program brings the Nutrition Olympics throughout the year to several schools in under served San Fernando Valley neighborhoods Kids bob for apples, pass strawberries in a relay race and toss plastic peppers. Student nurses with Seventh- graders help out with the activities and ask questions that everyone can ponder, ‘What vegetable helps you see in the dark?’