A+ healthy child day

Posted October 16, 2012 at 11:00 pm

October 17, 2012

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Fit and Healthy. Mattie Rhodes Center, 148 N. Topping, hosts A+ Healthy Child Day Oct. 11 to promote   leading healthy lifestyles. Activities included a kids’ dance contest, face painting, Zumba, health screenings, chalk art and entertainment provided by Clown Zapaton. Zapaton centered his performance around physical fitness. A number of area organizations, like Score 1 For Health, Head Start, the American Heart Association and others also attended. Two-year-old Daniel Borjas of Historic Northeast shows off his dancing skills during the dance contest. Borjas danced away with first place. Above, attendees watch the dance contest and Clown Zapaton. Leslie Collins

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Smoothie goodness. Students in Mattie Rhodes’ Health and Wellness Program serve up smoothies for A+ Healthy Child Day attendees. Mi Pueblito restaurant in Belton provided healthy samples of chips and guacamole and marinated chicken kabobs with grilled vegetables. During the event, vendors with Mattie Rhodes’ Farmer’s Market also displayed their spread of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit. For more pictures, visit www.northeastnews.net. Leslie Collins