Districts plan program to teach students to be healthy consumers

Schools in two Colorado districts plan to launch a new wellness program in the fall, in which fifth-grade students learn about nutrition through classroom lessons and promotions with local businesses. The 5th Gear Kids program will teach students to balance calories with exercise, monitor portion sizes and read nutrition labels. Students also will receive identification cards that allow them to earn points for buying nutritious food and make them eligible for promotions at businesses, including health clubs.

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From fifth graders to healthy consumers - Education News Colorado

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