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Granola becomes a teaching tool

Skidmore class brings healthy food to school setting

Skidmore “Principles of Nutrition” students and their professor, Dr. Paul Arciero, of the health and exercise sciences department at Skidmore were at Division St. Elementary on Wednesday to mark National Eating Healthy Day. The college students  shared healthy food samples with the grade school students in a fun and interactive way. Here Lauren Conway explains the nutritional value of dried nuts and fruits to 5th grade students Marley Hawthorne and Julia McGowan. Poor nutrition is one of the leading causes of disease, including heart disease and stroke. Skidmore’s nutrition students shared their knowledge with the grade school students in a fun and interactive way, reinforcing the benefits of the healthy food served in the Saratoga Springs school district.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Skidmore “Principles of Nutrition” students and their professor, Dr. Paul Arciero, of the health and exercise sciences department at Skidmore were at Division St. Elementary on Wednesday to mark National Eating Healthy Day. The college students shared healthy food samples with the grade school students in a fun and interactive way. Here Lauren Conway explains the nutritional value of dried nuts and fruits to 5th grade students Marley Hawthorne and Julia McGowan. Poor nutrition is one of the leading causes of disease, including heart disease and stroke. Skidmore’s nutrition students shared their knowledge with the grade school students in a fun and interactive way, reinforcing the benefits of the healthy food served in the Saratoga Springs school district.
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The vote was clear: Healthy granola and fruit smoothies were a hit. Kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Division Street Elementary School and students at Saratoga Springs High School got to try an alternative to cafeteria snacks, courtesy of Skidmore College professor Paul Arciero’s principles of nutrition class. The college students served homemade granola to about 300 to 400 elementary students and smoothies to about 800 high schoolers Wednesday as part of the American Heart Association’s ...


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