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NAACP Youth host healthy eating workshop

Kimberly Diaz Hanzer, 12, an NAACP member and aspiring chef, helped prepare a low-calorie snack during the healthy eating module at the Aug. 10 workshop. SOURCE SUBMITTED
August 19, 2013

Members of the Lower Sussex NAACP Youth Council No. 2719 hosted a healthy eating workshop Aug. 10 at the Milton Public Library. As part of the Project H.E.L.P. campaign, the young activists seek to educate their peers and adults about health and wellness.

According to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, “Americans eat less than the recommended amounts of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, dairy products and oils.”

At the same time, typical American diets exceed the recommended intake levels or limits in four categories: calories from solid fats and added sugars, refined grains, sodium and saturated fat. Project H.E.L.P,  Healthy Eating, Lifestyles and Physical Activity, addresses those issues.

The event was made possible by a grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation.