Education Notes

Education Notes

March 07, 2004

Event to encourage third-graders to eat fruits and vegetables

Anne Arundel County Public Schools' Division of Food and Nutrition Services, the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension of Anne Arundel County and the Anne Arundel County Department of Health have formed the Nutrition Coalition. This is the sixth year the group has sponsored "Fruity Tooty Veggie Weggie Try It Day."

Third-graders at Tracey's, Glendale, Annapolis and Freetown elementary schools will participate in the event, which is aimed at promoting healthy eating and physical activity. During the event, pupils will be able to taste fruits and vegetables.

The event will be held at the following times:

From 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Tracey's Elementary School, 20 Deale Road, Tracy's Landing; 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 19, Annapolis Elementary School, 180 Green St. Annapolis; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. March 24, Glendale Elementary School, 105 Carroll Road, Glen Burnie; and from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 31, Freetown Elementary School, 7904 Freetown Road, Glen Burnie.

The Department of Health's Learn to Live program provides funding for the Nutrition Coalition. www.aahealth.org or 410-222-7979.

Eight AACC students are Assembly interns

Eight Anne Arundel Community College students are interning in Annapolis during this Maryland General Assembly session.

The students are Anthony Beaudean of Pasadena, Kyle Tores of Millersville, Danielle Picciarella of Linthicum, Ashley Williams of Edgewater, Courtney Smith of Crownsville, Donald Rau Jr. of Severn, Adelisia Miles-Braxton of Annapolis and Sarah Weiner of Davidsonville.

Students earn three college credits for their work by enrolling in the "Legislative Internship" course at the college taught by former Del. Frank B. Pesci Sr., a part-time political science instructor and coordinator of the AACC internship program.

The Legislative Intern Program gives about 100 students from Maryland colleges and universities the chance to provide research and staff assistance to legislators. They gain educational and practical work experience in the state government.

Duties may include conducting research; drafting correspondence; preparing, recording and reporting testimony; contacting witnesses; attending committee hearings; tracking bills; working on mailings; handling constituent problems and writing newsletters. Interns receive stipends.

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