Middle-school students practice what they learn about nutrition

04/20/2012 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Students at Collinsville Middle School in Illinois are taking nutrition lessons from health class to heart, telling their parents to stop buying junk food, trying out a vegetarian diet and using peer pressure to urge friends to eat healthier. The nutrition unit teaches students to read food labels, determine their calorie needs per day and to watch for advertising that may make an unhealthy food seem cool.

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