The City of Perris took its Live Well heathy eating active living initiative to Sky View Elementary School’s Spring Academy this week, encouraging students to make wise food choices when they snack or consume meals. About 120 kindergarten through sixth-grade students at the campus on Mildred Street took part in the week-long academy from March 21-25. Students learned the value of choosing fruits and vegetables as part of their diet and took part in discussions about the basic food groups and the importance of a balanced diet.
City workers Crystal Lopez and Cynthia Sanchez led some discussions while Chef Lee Burton conducted hands-on demonstrations that included making healthy snacks of tangerines, grapes, blackberries and blueberries.
Sky View Principal Teresa Flynn-Everett said of the Spring Academy: “This is a wonderful opportunity to partner with the City of Perris and shows the City cares about its children.”