A group of students from Pacific Ridge School, including Rancho Santa Fe resident Sophia Mickelson, recently visited 75 fourth graders at Poinsettia Elementary School to present about nutrition and making healthy choices. The service learning group, called Health Nut, is dedicated to addressing nutrition shortfalls and food waste in the San Diego region.

“Our presentation focuses on differentiating between natural and processed foods and maintaining balance,” explained Kimberly Cheung, a senior in the group. “An exposure to these simple concepts creates a consciousness towards food that can positively influence all aspects of a student’s life. The food we eat directly affects our health and happiness, and we are so excited to have the opportunity to share this message with our community!”

Other service learning groups at Pacific Ridge School include Alternative Energy Sources, Kids for Peace, and Sea Safe Surf.