Stewart: First Graders Move & Groove with Pick a Better Snack Print

First graders at Stewart Elementary have been taking healthy bites the past three weeks through the Pick a Better Snack program. Valentine week focused on exercise and sweet red peppers. The program, Pick a Better Snack, is designed to motivate children to increase what they eat of fruits & vegetables; as well as, increase physical activity- move & groove! Students learned that 60 minutes of exercise is required every day for healthy bodies. Each week Amy Green, 4-H/youth coordinator, visits the first grade classrooms to talk about making healthy food choices. Students always get to sample a fruit or vegetable of the day. If you have any questions about the Pick a Better Snack program; or would like to volunteer/ financially support the program- please call the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811. Pictured here are a few of Pam Green’s first grade students at Stewart Elementary putting in a little "exercise time" by dancing the Interlude. (Picture and article- courtesy of Amy Green, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, Washington County)