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Passavant Collaborates With Local Schools To Eat Healthy


Karen Sibert, MS, RD, community nutrition educator, (left), Becca Greenann, dietetic intern, and Jonathan Zang, physical education and health teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, recently presented a program about healthy food choices to fifth grade students.

Sibert and Greenann’s visit to the school is part of a collaboration between Passavant and teachers and parents of Jacksonville School District 117 (and Our Saviour School). Passavant representatives visit schools and offer information on health-related topics, such as screen time, activity and nutrition. The aim is to increase and strengthen health and nutrition-related programs using the evidence-based and family-friendly 5210 model. The 5210 encourages children to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, engage in no more than 2 hours of screen time, get at least 1 hour of activity and consume 0 sugar-sweetened beverages each day.