|Description:||This image depicts a group of school children who were seated in the lunchroom of a metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia primary school taking their daily lunch break during their school day activities. Having purchased his lunch at the school’s cafeteria (see PHIL 18500 through 18515), this young African-American boy was photographed as he was eating a freshly-peeled orange from his luncheon plate, which also included a fresh lettuce and tomato salad, steamed broccoli, ground beef chili with taco chips, chocolate milk, and pudding.|
Benefits of Healthy Eating:
- Proper nutrition promotes the optimal growth and development of children.
- Healthy eating helps prevent high cholesterol and high blood pressure and helps reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.
- Healthy eating helps reduce one’s risk for developing obesity, osteoporosis, iron deficiency, and dental caries (cavities).