Science Central exhibit teaches kids about eating healthy

To MyPlate and Beyond exhibit at Science Central

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A traveling exhibit called To MyPlate and Beyond opened up at Science Central on Saturday.

The interactive exhibit was developed by Purdue University. It illustrates the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s tool, “MyPlate,” that emphasizes the five food groups that are part of a healthy diet: fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy.

Visitors can learn tips and ideas on how to create a healthy plate using interactive hands-on activities. Some of the tips include: making half of the food on your plate fruits and vegetables, switching to fat-free or low-fat milk, and enjoying your food, but eating less.

“When the New Year arrives, everybody turns their focus to eating healthy and getting in shape,” said Science Central Executive Director Martin S. Fisher. “This exhibit arrives at the perfect time to help educate our community on how to eat the right foods to stay healthy.”

The exhibit was constructed through funding provided by the American Dairy Association and Indiana’s Dairy Farm Families. Its run at Science Central is being sponsored in part by Heritage Food Service Group, Inc.

To MyPlate and Beyond will be at Science Central until May 4.

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