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Nutrition Extravaganza Held At Marshall

Reported: Mar. 5, 2014 5:21 PM EST
Updated: Mar. 5, 2014 11:17 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Kallie Cart) -- A group of nutrition students at Marshall University is working to help fellow students eat better and feel better.

As part of National Nutrition Month, they held their first ever Nutrition Extravaganza on campus Wednesday.

Preschoolers at the Stem Center on campus got a chance to paint with fruits and veggies and found fun ways to get fit with ROTC members at Marshall.

Marshall students also got a chance to learn more about how to read labels, how to eat a well-balanced meal and make better nutritional choices every day.

"Anything that we can do to help ourselves be more educated and to grow and help spread that information with others, that is our heart and soul of this group,” Jessica Walden, of the MU Student Association, said. “Having this event on campus is just a wonderful start for us and we hope to continue this."

The group also collected canned goods and cash donations to help fill up the school's new food pantry in the basement of the student center.



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