After taking a week off, Eat, Play, Grow is back in your life! As the summer gets busier means more plans for more families, but this free opportunity shouldn’t be missed out on. It happens Thursday’s at 10:30am-11:30am in Town Square park, followed by the Summer Food Program put on by Lemhi School After Promise. So a little fun, activities, and free food…who wouldn’t want to attend.
This week the topic was “Healthy Beverages”. Once again Marii from Salmon Valley Local Foods showcased her teaching ability to the young listeners that were in attendance. Interacting with different common beverages found in the American home we weighed out the amount of sugar in each. The kids learned how to convert grams of sugar to teaspoons upon reading the label contents of a package. We filled up cup after cup of hidden sugars in a variety of beverages shocking the audience. It wasn’t all about unhealthy beverages as herbal teas were presented, orange water tasted, and other options discussed. A hands on approach was illuminated through our bodies being sponges and if we don’t drink our daily amount of water we become like a dry sponge. This lesson found it’s way to the hearts of even the youngest participant, albeit they may have just liked squeezing the sponge full of water. Regardless the impact was felt, the love shared, and ideas explored all around the topic of healthy beverages!
Join us next week at Town Square park for the fourth installment of “Eat Play Grow” when Marii discusses, “Smart Sleep” and how that becomes a crucial part of home life.
Here are some highlights from this week’s adventures.