Teens get tips on good nutrition at Loutit District Library program

Knowing how to eat right is easier than memorizing a college nutrition textbook, Sandy Parker told teens at Loutit District Library Thursday afternoon. Parker, the manager of a local fitness center told the group that good nutrition can be broken down into three rules - eat food and not man-made edibles, eat more plants, and don't eat too many sweets. Named "Eat your veggies and cookies too,' the program was aimed at helping teens make smart food choices, she said.
Jordan Travis
Apr 1, 2011


“It’s great to help kids eat healthy,” she said. “We have an obesity epidemic in this country, and it’s hitting kids more and more.” That combined with an increase in diabetes has the potential to shorten the life spans of future generations, she said.

The program began with a scene from the film, “Idiocracy,” where a man must explain to a crowd that sports drinks aren’t good for plants. The crowd, despite dying crops, has been taken by advertising claiming that plants crave electrolytes.

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