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Leanne Pearson, director of Nutritional Services with Artesia General Hospital, talks to students at Artesia (Zia) Intermediate School Tuesday morning about the importance of healthy eating as part of the “Kids Eat Right Campaign.” Pearson was the only winner in the state of New Mexico of a prestigious grant from the American Dietetic Association (ADA) to present nutrition education and information on healthy breakfasts to students. The “Kids Eat Right Campaign” is an ADA initiative supporting the efforts of the White House to end the childhood obesity epidemic within the generation. The goal of the program is to educate families, communities and policymakers about the importance of high-quality, nutritional foods. Pearson has more than 25 years of experience in directing nutritional service and clinical nutrition departments and has a Master of Science in Food Systems Administration, Collateral Nutrition, from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Mississippi. (Jackie Foster - Daily Press)
Leanne Pearson, director of Nutritional Services with Artesia General Hospital, talks to students at Artesia (Zia) Intermediate School Tuesday morning about the importance of healthy eating as part of the “Kids Eat Right Campaign.” Pearson was the only winner in the state of New Mexico of a prestigious grant from the American Dietetic Association (ADA) to present nutrition education and information on healthy breakfasts to students. The “Kids Eat Right Campaign” is an ADA initiative supporting the efforts of the White House to end the childhood obesity epidemic within the generation. The goal of the program is to educate families, communities and policymakers about the importance of high-quality, nutritional foods. Pearson has more than 25 years of experience in directing nutritional service and clinical nutrition departments and has a Master of Science in Food Systems Administration, Collateral Nutrition, from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Mississippi. (Jackie Foster - Daily Press)

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