Belinda McKenzie's third grade class at Hicks High School is participating in sessions offered by the LSU Ag Center to prevent childhood obesity while learning nutrition. To promote eating vegetables in warrior tastings where they try and retry a variety of vegetables throughout the program. Many of the students in the class have asked parents to purchase the vegetables after trying it in class and are now eating it on their plate in the cafeteria. The students also participate in warrior workouts, learn about proper sleep hygiene, and participate in activities with their families at home. Throughout the sessions students are introduced to anime’-style characters in a mobile iPad laboratory where the youth learn nutrition during gaming activities that also support national content standards taught in the class.

Belinda McKenzie's third grade class at Hicks High School is participating in sessions offered by the LSU Ag Center to prevent childhood obesity while learning nutrition. To promote eating vegetables in warrior tastings where they try and retry a variety of vegetables throughout the program. Many of the students in the class have asked parents to purchase the vegetables after trying it in class and are now eating it on their plate in the cafeteria. The students also participate in warrior workouts, learn about proper sleep hygiene, and participate in activities with their families at home. Throughout the sessions students are introduced to anime’-style characters in a mobile iPad laboratory where the youth learn nutrition during gaming activities that also support national content standards taught in the class.