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Junior League encourages healthy eating with Kids in the Kitchen program

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Trying to help youngsters make healthy eating choices at an early age - United Supermarkets hosted an event Sunday, encouraging kids to try things they wouldn't ordinarily eat.

The event, Junior League Kids in the Kitchen, offered healthy treats like red pears and jicma on hand for kids to sample at five locations throughout the store.

Once a kid had 5 stickers, they received a prize to take home.

it was just one way to encourage healthy eating.

United Supermarkets Director of Communication Eddie Owens said, "Junk food is typically pretty cheap, unfortunately, but the long-term effects when you calculate health risks and that sort of thing that come with not eating better certainly without a doubt eating healthy is the cheapest thing to do in the long run."

Today's demonstration also highlighted United's Nu-Val nutrition point system, which ranks foods according to their nutritional value.

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