Wisconsin’s Alice in Dairyland Rochelle Ripp made the rounds through three Delavan-Darien schools today promoting healthy eating.
As part of a tour of Walworth County, Ripp is visiting schools to talk about making healthy choices when choosing your foods.
She stopped by Darien Elementary School to chat with kids about “Growing a Healthy Wisconsin.” The fourth graders at the school learned lots of facts about agriculture in Wisconsin, and how our state’s farmers and ranchers produce plenty of healthy products we eat every day.
At Phoenix Middle School, she talked with students after they went through the regular lunch line to get a healthy treat of low-fat yogurt with strawberries, blueberries and some really yummy granola. She also autographed and passed out posters that explained how chocolate milk can help refuel our bodies after strenuous activities.
At DDHS, Ripp spoke with high school students about a program called “Rethink Your Drink.” The program stresses the importance of knowing what you put in your body through the food and drinks we consume. It helps students realize just how much unhealthy product can be found in foods, such as simple sugars and high-fructose corn syrup. Unfortunately, many of those products are found in abundance in the food that’s easy to access and popular among growing adolescents and high school students (think vending machines!).