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  MAY 06, 2011
THIS IS PUBLIC HEALTH
May Photo-of-the-month: Teaching the Food Pyramid from Ground Up

food pyramid classUniversity of Iowa College of Public Health epidemiology student, Ms. Megan Quick helps children identify various foods and their place on the food pyramid.

Iowa students have been visiting several local schools’ after-school programs weekly to teach elementary-aged students about a variety of health and nutrition topics – from proper hand hygiene to fitness to nutrition. In March, students from the College of Public Health and other university health sciences programs helped present a special family education event at the Iowa Children's Museum, in which parents and their children engaged in health and nutrition educational programming.

Photo by Ms. Hannah Fletcher, marketing and community outreach coordinator, University of Iowa College of Public Health.