LINK: CHI Brings Healthy Fun to Clinton City Schools

The Sampson Independent captured one of our summer meals “spike” events:

To reward students that completed this year’s summer reading camp, Clinton City Schools partnered with Carolina Hunger Initiative to host the No Kid Hungry Initiative for free lunch and a fun day.

The event was held in the Sunset Avenue School gymnasium last Thursday and was chock full of booths that had both fun and healthy activities for students.

Personal trainers and members from the YMCA were there to teach students about easy daily exercises. Students were doing squats, leg lifts and even yoga. There was also matches of rock-paper-scissors interwoven into one of the workout games from the Y.

As students rotated around the booths, they were able to hydrate with nutritionists, whose booths featured water tasting. There, students got their fill on different infused waters such as lime, orange, lemon and cucumber. They were also taught facts on nutrition, and knowledge was tested through a fun trivia game. There were also healthy snacks like apples and baby carrots to accompany the infused water.

With their visit, the Carolina Hunger Initiative, which is a part of UNC-Chapel Hill, brought nutrition interns to interact with students. Together they shared laughs through arts and crafts and made handmade fans out of paper plates, which was much needed to beat that heat.

Carolina Hunger Initiative brought the star of show — Ray the giant sun mascot for the No Kid Hungry Initiative — to play with students.

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