After School Clover Kids get fueled up and into the Olympic spirit...

Guest speaker McKayla Stock, a nurse and former Allamakee County 4-H member, shared with the Clover Kids after school program that half of their plate at meal time should be made up of fruits and vegetables, and the more colorful the contents of their plate, the more yummy it looks and the more nutrients are involved. To demonstrate the variety of color, everyone was able to make their own fruit kabobs with a Peeps® treat (pictured in the top photo at left). The students learned that treats can be fun when eaten in moderation.

Once the Clover Kids were properly fueled, the Olympic games started. Clover Kids had friendly competition walking the tight rope, hula hooping, playing balloon tennis, long jumping and making their own snowboarder out of craft sticks and pipe cleaners. Interesting facts shared during the Olympic learning session included that the Olympic mascot is a white tiger this year, the five Olympic rings represent the seven continents in the world and there are 102 events this year to compete in for the Winter Olympics. Everyone went home with a tasty gold medal made out of golden Oreos® and Fruit by the Foot® (pictured in the bottom photo at left). For more information about 4-H and upcoming activities, contact Becky Rea at the Allamakee County Extension and Outreach Office at 563-568-6345 or http://www.extension.iastate.edu/allamakee/. Submitted photos.
 

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