An Apple Tracker a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
CORNING (WENY)--- We all know the saying, an apple a day, keeps the doctor away.
Today, Corning Painted Post second graders didn't get apples but they got apple trackers. It's a nutrition tracker to promote healthy diets for kids ages two to eight.
Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield partnered with the apple tracker inventor to excite, engage and educate children on healthy eating. It took Co-founder, Lisa Johnson, four years to create the device.
Johnson says, "The child starts the day with all of the doors open and their goal is to close all of the doors at the end of the day, so as they eat a serving, they close the door shut."
Director of C-PP Food Services, Joe Klener says, "Sometimes when you hear you are supposed to hear 5 -6 vegetables a day, it can sound confusing. So, this makes it easy to understand and it's going to be build excellent skills for life."
Students get the Nutrition trackers and teachers get to teach daily health lessons into their curriculum to promote overall health. For more information on the AN APPLE A DAY tracker, go to: http://www.anappleaday.com/