|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. The schoolgirl depicted here had brought her own lunch from home, however, as an alternative, she could have also purchased a healthy meal from the school’s cafeteria, as was the case for many of her classmates (see PHIL 18500 through 18515).|
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).