Poudre School District elementary students are learning about healthy behaviors like eating right and being active through an entertaining play.
The Amazing Food Detective play, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, is being performed by Colorado State University theater students for young elementary students in PSD. The interactive play promotes healthy messages like the importance of being physically active and eating nutritious food for energy.
“It’s a way to reinforce healthy messages and get kids excited about healthy habits,” said Nicole Turner-Ravana, PSD wellness coordinator.
The free play, being performed in several PSD elementary schools, showcases the importance of:
• Eating five fruits and vegetables every day
• Eating regular meals like breakfast, lunch and dinner
• Being active 60 minutes a day
• Spending less than two hours a day in front of a screen
Beattie Elementary principal Sam Aldern complimented the performers for engaging both students and adults when the show was recently performed at his school.
“The level of student engagement was very high,” Aldern said. “The messages shared regarding healthy food choices and living an active life served to reinforce what we share with students here.”