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Body Venture to be Held at Elementary on Tuesday the 21st

posted Oct 14, 2014, 9:51 AM by website team   [ updated Oct 14, 2014, 9:51 AM ]
Body Venture is an exciting educational exhibit for students in grades K-5, sponsored by:

Child Nutrition & Wellness, Kansas State Department of Education

Body Venture is about learning to EAT SMART. PLAY HARD.

  • It's a great opportunity for students to learn about the importance of making healthy food choices and being physically active.
  • It's an exciting tour of the human body featuring engaging, experiential educational activities.

Body Venture consists of:

  • A 45-foot by 50-foot Venture-through exhibit representing the human body,
  • Classroom activities for use prior to and following the students’ trip through the exhibit,
  • A take-home activity book for each student to share with their families,
  • An extensive list of additional health education resources, and
  • Information to help publicize the event and communicate with the media.

Why was Body Venture developed?

Because our children are flunking eating...

A critical need to address good nutrition, physical activity, and other healthy lifestyle choices exists because among American kids:

  • One in three children are now overweight or obese.
  • Life expectancy of this generation's children may be less than that of their parents.
  • Children are undernourished but overfed with foods high in sugar and fats.
  • Quality and quantity of daily activity has declined. (Information obtained from Body Venture Webpage)