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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Lessons from Marty Moose

West Side third-grade students learn about fiber


April 13, 2017

Tracie Mitchell

Molly Glanz and Paige Lungren hold their arms above their head and hop on one foot while answering questions about what they learned during a Grazing with Marty Moose nutrition class Wednesday afternoon at Worland West Side Elementary School.

WORLAND – Wednesday afternoon Extension Office Cent$ible Nutrition Educator Cindy Aguilar visited Andrea Cooley's West Side Elementary School third-grade class to teach them about the importance of a balanced diet using the Grazing with Marty Moose program. The main focus of Wednesday's class was the importance of fiber, serving size, reading labels and making sure that the grains that the students eat are whole grains.

Using 20 feet of clothesline to give the students a better understanding of how long their small intestines are and a sponge as an example of how fiber absorbs water, Agui...

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