BALTIMORE (WJZ)– As America’s childhood obesity rate grows, Baltimore is trying to teach its children healthy eating habits.

Pat Warren reports on Healthy Living Day at Port Discovery this weekend.

The first dietary law everybody learns is, you don’t play with your food. Beyond that, clean your plate and chew with your mouth closed were pretty much all you were expected to know. But our focus turns more to the substance of the meal than the manner in which its eaten.

“We also are trying to teach our little one here about eating in moderation,” said parent Erin Wahl. “It’s OK to have a cookie, as well, but not five cookies.”

A healthy children event at Port Discovery Saturday will help kids develop healthy habits.

“I eat breakfast so I can go to school and be healthy and then come home and play soccer,” said one child.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is a sponsor of Health City Days.

“We’ve got great interest in keeping the residents in our area as healthy as possible,” said Michael Sullivan of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

LaTisha Barr and her children are participating in Port Discovery’s Heathy First Saturday this weekend.

“What’s one thing you do to make sure we’re healthy?” Barr asked her daughter.
“I eat a good breakfast so I can work on math and multiplication and rounding in math at school,” she said.

Which can come in handy at the dinner table, too.

Port Discovery’s Healthy First Saturday is this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Activities in the atrium are free but do not include entrance to the museum.


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