Students with Brian Richards during assembly program

Students from Central Boulevard Elementary School kicked off Nutrition Week on Jan. 8th with the help of Brian Richards and his assembly program, The Magic of 5-A-Day. Two back-to-back assemblies were held in the school’s all-purpose room to accommodate all grade levels.

Mr. Richards spoke to students about the importance of a balanced diet which includes five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. He incorporated comedy, magic tricks and music into the assembly, keeping students highly engaged during the 45-minute program. With the help of some student volunteers, Mr. Richards also educated the students on how the colors of fruits and vegetables benefit different parts of the body and how to know the difference between “sometimes food” and “all-the-time food.”

At the conclusion of the assembly, Central Boulevard students took the 5-A-Day Challenge, promising to get their 5-A-Day every day. Throughout the week, students will continue to learn about the importance of staying healthy and eating right.