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A healthy way for children to learn
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Courtesy Nicole Schimpf
Central High School athletes visited District 30’s three elementary schools to talk about health and wellness.

One demonstration that made an impact on the second-grades was when the high school students conducted a mini-science experiment, showing just how much sugar is in a bottle of soda and other popular drinks. Freeman took part in the sugar experiment and had the students count out 16 teaspoons of sugar in a 20-ounce bottle of soda. Everyone, she said, was shocked.

“Knowing that I may have changed just one decision that a second-grader makes when he goes to grab a drink or have an after-school snack, and seeing how they looked up to us,” Freeman said, “made the entire day worth every second.”


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