Texas Tech Hosts Healthy Lunch Program for Kids

Friday, August 19, 2011 - 4:43pm

EL PASO- Healthy eating- That's what dozens of kids learned today in south El Paso.

Leaders from the Paul Foster School of Medicine hosted a free healthy lunch for 60 elementary school kids. Organizers say the rate of childhood obesity has tripled in the past 30 years. Because of these alarming rates, Texas Tech wants to help instill good eating habits to children, while they're still young. They hope early education will help lower the rate of childhood obesity in the future.

"They can take that home and tell their parents they went to this thing today at the medical school and they gave me a really cool lunch and it was really healthy and I heard a lot of people talk about this is important,” says Arthur Islas, Texas Tech.

Organizers also add that the best way to teach kids good eating habits, is for their parents to set a good example.

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