A local nonprofit along with a local chef brought the message of healthy eating directly to kids in a demonstration at a southern Nevada school Thursday.
Create A Change Now brought Chef Shane Stuart to McWilliams Elementary School to show kids about healthy eating and teach them how to make a fresh garden smoothie.
The effort goes beyond just Thursday's event. Create A Change Now also helped plant a garden at the school to show the students where fresh food comes from and how to use it.
The chef took the ingredients for the smoothie from the garden planted by the children.
"We are hoping to effect our rates of childhood obesity. In the state of Nevada, we are 11th in the nation and it is time for us to start caring about our next generation," Create A Change Now founder Candace Maddin said.