White Plains Students Get Fun Lesson In Healthy Eating
It marked Joy Feldman's second annual visit to Richard J. Bailey Elementary School in Greenburgh, where a short, funny movie based on her book "Is Your Hair Made of Donuts?" was played for the youngsters.
Eileen McGuire, principal at the Mamaroneck Avenue Elementary School in White Plains, said her school was delighted to get selected for a visit by Feldman, a "food rapper" named Mr. Deep Positivity and members of the Food Bank for Westchester nutrition education progam.
"We're really excited about it,'' McGuire said.
McGuire said about 100 fourth-grade pupils got to attend the special assembly since they have been working so hard. Students later got treated to yogurt and a piece of fruit, part of the lesson to pick healthy food instead of junk.
Feldman and Ellen Lynch, president of the Food Bank for Westchester, led children in taking an "eat healthy oath" that starts, “I promise to eat well each day and each night, I know it's the key to growing up right!”