Redefining the Classroom

Enactus business club turns kids into healthy consumers

Posted: February 9th, 2014

HEALTHY KIDS, SMARTER CONSUMERS – Lake Superior State University student members of the Enactus business club, Nikki Stratelak (l) and Sara Loughrige explain differences between sports drinks to JKL Bahweting first-graders during a Jan. 29 visit. The goal was to help kids make more informed – and healthier - choices about what they drink. The Enactus club has been visiting first- through fourth-graders at Washington, Bahweting, and Soo Township schools as part of a "healthy kids" campaign that includes sharing lists of work-out activities and blending healthy green smoothies for all to try. The outreach effort continues on March 15 with a community-cooking seminar in the Cisler Center's Superior Room. Session one will review some easy ways elderly can save money on groceries and cook with a variety of inexpensive ingredients. Session two, for parents with young children, will explore strategies to get kids into the kitchen to help with cooking. The third part is for high school seniors and college freshman, and will share ways to cook healthy and affordable meals in a dorm. LSSU's Enactus chapter hopes enter its campaign into a nationwide marketing plan competition that includes university chapters from all over North America. Contact LSSU's Enactus business and marketing club at for more information. (LSSU/Malloree McLeod)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; Mady Farkas, LSSU Enactus, e-mail.