PHOTOS: Annual Nebraska Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day gets area fourth graders moving

The University of Nebraska at Kearney Kinesiology and Sport Sciences Department hosted about 700 area fourth graders Thursday for its 18th annual Nebraska Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day.

Students from 19 schools learned about nutrition and fitness at the Health and Sports Center and Cushing Coliseum. The nutrition stations – MyPlate, Portion Distortion, Energy Balance and Label Logic – included learning and physical components. Participants also rotated through fun physical education games.

About 200 UNK students interacted with the children and guided them through the lessons and activities.

The interactive learning activities were moved indoors because of the weather. Half the elementary students attended sessions in the morning and the other half participated in the afternoon.