Program teaches students with special needs to make healthy choices

09/4/2009 | Porterville Recorder (Calif.), The

Some California students with special needs are being tutored on the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices during a 10-week program taught by employees of Tulare County. The students -- in fifth through 10th grades -- are learning life skills such as cooking and the need for good nutrition and exercise. Emphasizing the crossover with academic learning, one school administrator said the students "get to use their math skills and reading skills as they follow a recipe or go to the grocery store."

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