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Students in Stevens Point take on Food Day

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Students in Stevens Point have a clearer picture of healthy foods and how to eat better.

It's part of a the nationwide lifestyles campaign called " Food Day."

"Food day is a nationwide celebration and movement to promote healthy, affordable and sustainable food," said Deborah Tang, campaign organizer.

"I've tried broccoli, I've tried mint, I've tried parsley, and I've tried cranberries," said Kiya Singewald, 6th grader.

Those are some of the foods that organizers of food day brought to Jefferson Elementary School.

"They get really excited about it, they can go home and tell mom and dad or whoever there to grow a garden," said Christy La Guardia, campaign Organizer.

Second grader Bree Singewald says she was offered carrots, apples and cucumbers.

"I don't think junk food is good for you because it's made in a factory and they make it instead of picking it out of a garden," said Singewald.

Singewald's older sister Kiya says watching her classmates try some of the fresh foods was hilarious.

"I think it's sort of funny when we tried cranberries because they made sour faces," said Singewald.

UW-Stevens Point also participated in the event.

Organizers asked college students to paint their favorite food on a plate as a reminder to eat healthier and live healthier lifestyles.

"We're inviting people to respond to the question of what does real food mean to you and so that's the painting activity as they come by the display today," said Tang.

Nearly 100 painted plates lined the walls of the College of Professional Studies building on UWSP's campus Thursday afternoon.

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