Over 3,000 fourth graders from all over Solano County came to the Fairgrounds in Vallejo on March 17 to learn about health, nutrition, agriculture, and the world they live in for the annual Youth Ag Day 2010.
The Food Bank ran an activity to teach kids about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables while incorporating a component of physical activity. By looking at the rainbow of fruits and vegetables on the wall, the student s learned the importance of eating a variety of colors of fruits and vegetables every day. They then played a game tossing around a beach ball to encourage some movement and exercise. Each child had to name a fruit or vegetable in a different category. For instance, “red fruits and veggies” or “fruits and veggies you would put in a salad.”
After a long and exciting day, the children (and the Food Bank staff and volunteers) left tired, healthy, and happy.