Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. PBS SoCaL Education joined forces with the Boys and Girls Club of Tustin and AmeriCorps to provide children with resources and information on healthy habits for life.
PBS SoCaL Education visited the Boys and Girls Club of Tustin with fun activities and resources to teach the kindergartners about the importance of healthy eating and dental hygiene. The day started off with a lesson on the food pyramid. While the Little Rascals had their afternoon snack, PBS SoCaL AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator, Gloria Flores, talked about the best foods to eat and had the kids place different foods in the correct areas of the food pyramid with the help of PBS SoCaL volunteers.
Next, kids had got a demonstration on proper teeth brushing techniques and sang along with a special teeth brushing song from Elmo. Kids and volunteers ended the day with a healthy snack and each participant went home with a healthy eating toolkit and Healthy Teeth handbook with tips on keeping your teeth healthy and strong.
PBS SoCaL was proud to participate in the National Day of Service and share resources with our communities. You can find resources for healthy habits with Eat Smart for a Great Start from PBS Kids and volunteer with PBS SoCaL to give do give back year round.