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Martell explains food labels to Washington school elementary students Thursday


Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

MEGAN MARTELL from the Michigan State University Extension Gogebic County office discusses nutrition and food labeling with the fifth grade class at Washington Elementary school in Bessemer Thursday. Martell in half way through the nutrition classes with the students, having three more sessions to complete.


BESSEMER - Gene Goss' fifth grade class at the Washington School in Bessemer hosted Megan Martell from the Michigan State University Gogebic County Extension office.

Martell, including Thursday's session, is halfway through a nutrition curriculum designed to educate the children on healthy eating habits and food sources.

On Thursday, Martell focused on nutrition and food labels. When asked why food in the grocery store has labels, the kids answered in a very disciplined and respectful manner, "Allergies, know what the food is, to know the conte...

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