“Healthy Habits at a Young Age” YMCA Children Celebrate Healthy Nutrition!

Smiles all around in celebration of healthy children!

Smiles all around in celebration of healthy children!

On Tuesday, June 4, 41 young students from the YMCA of Eastern Union County, Josephine & John Jacobson Child Development Center celebrated the completion of an 8 week program which focused on experimenting and learning about healthy nutrition.  The program began in March, led by Michelle Ali, MPA, Rd Director of Food & Nutrition from Trinitas, RMC.

Ms. Ali and her staff led the children through a great curriculum which exposed them to fruits and vegetables through taste, education and interactive, fun games. The children received certificates and a stuffed “Spud” doll.

The program went so well our team is working to continue and expand the program.  We currently are submitting grants to achieve our goal to continue the program in Elizabeth and expand the program to more than 60 children in our preschool in Union. Our parents in Elizabeth were engaged and supportive of the classes and the information that the children brought home.

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