Eating Healthy with UConn Extension

In March, four classrooms of 2nd grade students at Morris Street School in Danbury explored tasting new vegetables like green beans, sugar snap peas, carrots and cauliflower in celebration of National Nutrition Month. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and UConn Extension Educator Heather Peracchio MS, RDN talked about the importance of eating a variety of different color fruits and vegetables for optimal health. Students also learned that it takes 10-20 exposures to learn to like a new food. For many students it was their first time trying some of the veggies. This years #NNM theme is “bite into a healthy lifestyle” to learn more go to