The more we hear about kids' health, eating and exercise habits,
the worse it gets, and there's no shortage of organizations rolling
up their sleeves.
The Peggy Notebaert Nature
Museum has jumped in with its newest exhibit, Nature's
LunchBox, which presents a big-picture view of food systems that
engages kids of all ages.
The exhibit, which opened earlier this fall, teaches kids about
how food travels from the farm to their kitchen. It encourages
children to make positive food choices, such as eating fresh
produce and avoiding processed foods.
"Food does not just appear magically in our lunchboxes, nor does
it disappear magically when we're done with it. We want our
visitors to become more conscious consumers-for the environment and
for their own health," said Deborah Lahey, the museum's
Amy Langdon is a writer for the Medill News Service.
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