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VIDEO: Hearty Kids Spotlight on eating vegetables
April 5, 2020
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April 2020 … Eating vegetables helps keep your heart healthy, according to a new kid-friendly video in the Hearty Kids Spotlight series. 

Vegetables “contain minerals, vitamins, and fiber,” Amy Deahl-Greenlaw, a registered dietitian nutritionist with Healthy NewsWorks, says in the video produced for children in grades K–2. “All of these nutrients are healthy for your heart.” 

Kids ages 4 to 8 need about 1 1/2 cups of vegetables a day, and they can be enjoyed raw or cooked, fresh, canned, or frozen, and in many colors, she says.

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The video is the third in a series of Hearty Kids Spotlight videos being produced during the 2019-20 school year. The first two feature the heart-health benefits of eating fruits and of getting good exercise.

Healthy NewsWorks thanks Amy Deahl-Greenlaw, R.D.N., Mia Blitstein, M.Ed., and Wise Owl Multimedia for their assistance in producing the video. The project is supported by a CHOP Cares Grant from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Hearty Kids program receives support from the Edna G. Kynett Foundation and other generous donors.

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