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Amazing Food Detective’ helps teach hids healthy living tricks

Riffenburgh Elementary School kindergartners, from left, Natalee Fritzler, Calista Carroll and Sair Tecca, laugh during a presentation on healthy eating Friday at the Fort Collins school. Colorado State University students partnered with Kaiser Permanente and Poudre School District to promote healthy living through the play 'The Amazing Food Detective.' / V. Richard Haro/The Coloradoan

Riffenburgh Elementary School kindergartners, from left, Natalee Fritzler, Calista Carroll and Sair Tecca, laugh during a presentation on healthy eating Friday at the Fort Collins school. Colorado State University students partnered with Kaiser Permanente and Poudre School District to promote healthy living through the play ‘The Amazing Food Detective.’ / V. Richard Haro/The Coloradoan

Story from the Coloradoan by Madeline Novey

What does it take to get children to buy into the idea of eating vegetables, swapping out video games for some time outside and drinking more water?

Some jokes coming from the likes of an energetic sleuth, it would seem.

Kaiser Permanente has partnered with Colorado State University and Poudre School District to present “The Amazing Food Detective,” a free educational performance that teaches viewers about eating well and leading active lives. The play formerly toured in Southern California and later the Denver-area, stepping foot for the first time this year in Poudre and Thompson school district schools.

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