by Mike Dougherty
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Please Touch Museum opened its doors today and reduced admission fees for the first ever Kids Health Fest.
A panel discussion, informational tables, and, of course, hands on exhibits helped promote healthy choices.
One of the speakers was Dr. Gary Emmett, a pediatrician who says he often meets parents who think they are doing the right thing by giving their children healthy food, but portion control is a big problem.
“The portion that anyone should eat at any age is pretty easy. You make a fist and the size of your fist is the size of any one portion of food at a meal,” said Dr. Emmett.
Rhashea Harmon from Philadelphia says this was a great opportunity for children in her family to get a quick lesson in making good decisions.
“To assist them with obtaining additional skills that will actually be helpful and useful in their growth,” said Harmon.
She says it’s comforting that the museum recognized the needs of families in the area and organized a fun and informative day.