New program traveling to 150 New Jersey schools to teach kids healthy eating

A new program called Shape It Up is traveling to 150 New Jersey schools to teach and show students what foods are healthy.

The workshop was created by Rutgers Universitys School of Pharmacy and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. Associate professor Saira Jan hopes the program will not only teach the children what is healthy but also bring out behavior changes in the way the kids choose what to eat. Jan also says parents need to get involved in what their children bring for lunch and what they eat at home.

Approximately 400 schools requested the program, but there are only enough resources to go to 150 schools for now. The program coincides with another proposal to limit the foods kids can buy at school. The proposal aims to get rid of food high in fat and sugar.

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