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Healthy choices don’t have to be complicated.

Pick apples over chips and a ball over a video game controller.

The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier showed students at the LightHouse exactly how much control they have over their health with their annual Kids in the Kitchen presentation.

“I hope they learn about portion control, what a healthy snack looks like, and how to make better food choices,” Head Volunteer Katherine Adams said.

Kids in the Kitchen is a national initiative of the Junior League to help curb childhood obesity. Locally, a team of volunteers will visit four LightHouse locations this week for the presentation, which includes games, how to build a healthy plate and how to read nutrition labels.

SONY DSC“It’s important to eat healthy so your body can be healthy,” 10-year-old Serenity said.

They also made their own healthy snack: apple nachos. TanTanesia, 10, covered her apples with honey, chocolate chips, granola and raisins.

“I like the chocolate – all of it,” she said.

At the end of the session each child went home with a water bottle and a kickball in hopes that they continue the lessons.

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