‘You Art What You Eat’ drawing contest
Students at Healthy Meals sites show off drawing skills

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A healthy support system is critical for children to succeed in school. Our Healthy Meals program provides children with free, nutritious meals so they can stay on track. But, leading a healthy lifestyle goes well beyond what you eat. The children that receive food through our Healthy Meals program are learning to create healthy habits through nutrition education and enrichment activities.

Last month, we held a drawing competition across our Healthy Meals program sites focused on the consumption of fruits and veggies. The children were asked to create a drawing that displayed the importance of eating healthy and how it positively impacts your life. 

Meet the winners of the contest:

Lee Thao, 11th grade 

What is the inspiration behind your drawing?

The inspiration behind my drawing is to show that healthy eating can be enjoyable.

How does your drawing help show the importance of healthy eating?

My drawing motivates people to eat healthy and be happy.

How did you decide what fruits and veggies to use in your drawing?

I tried to use fruits and veggies that are familiar to children so they will know what to eat.

Why is it important to promote healthy eating?

It is important to promote healthy eating habits to live a long life and spend time with your loved ones.

What message would you send to younger generations about healthy eating?

Always be willing to try new, healthy foods and discovers new tastes!

Kaiya Hatashita, 5th grade

What is the inspiration behind your drawing?

I wanted to use the word love so I worked by drawing around the word love.

How does your drawing help show the importance of healthy eating? 

It shows that you should “love” your fruits and veggies.

How did you decide what fruits and veggies to use in your drawing?

I decided what fruits and veggies to use with the help of my peers.

Why is it important to promote healthy eating?

It’s important so that children will eat healthy.

What message would you send to younger generations about healthy eating?

Different fruits and veggies affect our physical appearance.

With your financial support, you can help more children in the capital region learn to love their fruits and veggies so they continue to lead healthy lives. Give today.