'An Apple a Day': Educating students about healthy eating

By WBNG News

March 8, 2013 Updated Mar 9, 2013 at 1:56 AM EDT

Vestal,NY (WBNG Binghamton) Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is partnering with Vestal's Clayton Avenue Elementary School to create healthy eating habits for students.

As part of the partnership, more than 50 students will receive food tracker devices.

As kids eat things like fruits, vegetables and proteins, they can keep track of their meals by closing the doors on the tracker.

"The tool is both visual and tactile which are two of the primary ways that children learn which is what makes it so effective," said co-founder and president Lisa Johnson.

By opening and closing the doors, students are learning the different food groups and the amount of servings they should have each day.

The tool is geared for students between 2 and 8 years old.

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