|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. These students could have brought their own lunches from home, or, as an alternative, they were given the opportunity to purchase their healthy meals from the school’s cafeteria, a process that can be seen in PHIL images 18500 through 18515. Using a straw, this boy could be seen drinking from his half-pint-sized, 1% low fat milk container, which he’d purchased, along with his healthy lunch.|
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).