Our school had a health fair on Saturday. There was a miscommunication about the start time. Fliers said 7 am (yes, that’s 7 in the morning). The automated phone call said 8 am.
No matter. We got up bright and early and enjoyed the fair. Kids were quizzed on identifying nonfat versus skim cheeses and milk.
I cheated a little. I asked them what tasted better and that meant it was skim. The kids learned about sugar consumption for the average American kid was almost seventy pounds a year! Most weeks are better than others for our kids but in general they eat pretty well. L even said, “My mommy only lets us eat candy only SOME FRIDAYS.” They were also tested on their knowledge of food groups. What food groups are strawberries in?
They got their blood pressure taken and carotenoid counts. Both girls had low blood pressure; the nurse thinks they might be a bit dehydrated. L scored higher in her carotenoid count (how many fruits and vegetables they consume) than the average adult and A scored almost double that. I suspect L has been eating more fast food with Grandma and Uncle J than she cares to disclose.
The main attraction was the petting zoo. A even got the chance to ask the owner of the pair of ponies how one gets a chance to own a horse. I think she may have committed this (lots of room, love, and attention) to memory!
Ponies, bunnies, and goats… oh my!