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PANTS to promote healthy eating in Summit County

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The Physical Activity Nutrition Team of the Summit — also known as PANTS — will be setting up booths at local grocery stores, including the City Market in Breckenridge, pictured here, on Wednesday for National Food Day.

Celebrated on Wednesday, National Food Day is an event recognized across the U.S. that's designed to inspire Americans to eat healthier.

According to organizers, the eighth annual National Food Day will see thousands of events in all 50 states, including some through the Summit School District and at local grocery stores, organized by the Physical Activity Nutrition Team of the Summit group — or PANTS.

According to the group, PANTS uses the day locally to advocate for access to affordable, nutritious food for all residents in Summit County, nutrition education in schools and for the community to help residents make healthy, informed food choices.

For the day, PANTS will also put on a few events, including setting up booths at the Breckenridge and Dillon City Market grocery stores, along with Safeway and Natural Grocers in Frisco, from 4-6 p.m.

At the grocery stores, PANTS will have cooked samples of kale chips, shared recipes and nutrition education, along with bilingual cooking demonstrations at Natural Grocer's.

For the day at school, school lunches at all Summit County elementary schools will promote healthy food choices by sharing healthy recipe cards, Kale chip samples, and fruit and veggie pencils for all students.

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For more info, email local coordinator Diana Reznikoff at diana.reznikoff@healthlinkscolorado.org.