Farm to You, an interactive educational exhibit that helps elementary students understand how food gets from the farm to the table will be held at Jay on Thursday.
The exhibit has travel around the state and visited 27 counties where about 16,000 students have gone through the exhibit and learned abut agriculture, nutrition and health.
“We are really excited to be able to bring this exhibit to Jay,” said Barbara Denney, Delaware County Extension Educator, “about 450 students will be able to go through the exhibit.”
The Farm to You exhibit is a 40ft. x 40 ft. walk-through exhibit with 9 educational and interactive stations. This exhibit allows elementary school children follow food from the farm to the market and through the body to explore the relations between agriculture, food and health.
The messages have been aligned with the Oklahoma State Department of Education Priority Academic Pass Skills as well as Ag in the Classroom lessons.
Coordinated by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Farm to you is a collaboration between state agency, commodity and community partners. Through Farm to You and other nutrition education programs.
Students will make their way through the exhibit by visiting unique stations including: Cheeseburger Farm, To Market, Healthy Cool Cafe, Mouth, Stomach, Small Intestine, Muscle, Bone, Skin.
At each station students pend about six minutes participating in activities and learning about the relationships between agriculture, food and health.
Children will learn that farms provide food for good health, to use food labels to make healthy choices and about the digestive system.
Children will also the importance of physical activity and personal hygiene to good health.
Children’s eating and health behaviors will improve as awareness increases.
For more information, go to http://www.farmtoyou.okstate.edu/index.html or contact your local Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service county office.