Fort Smith teachers learn about nutrition

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA / KFTA) – River Valley teachers were in Bentonville today to learn about healthy eating in the classroom.

Brightwater, Northwest Arkansas Community College’s cooking school, held classes for kindergarten and first graders in Fort Smith to demonstrate how to teach healthy eating in the classroom.

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Kindergarten teacher Joni Rogers says the program will help her students learn about healthy living.

“If I can help them eat healthier foods and make better decisions, I thought it would be a great time to be on this project,” said Rogers.

The sessions were the result of a collaboration between Brightwater, the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, and Fort Smith Schools to address nutritional issues and promote healthy lifestyles at a young age.