by Mike Dougherty
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Please Touch Museum opened its doors today and reduced admission fees for the first ever Kids Health Fest.READ MORE: GameStop Employee Shot During Attempted Robbery In Philadelphia's Lawncrest Section, Police Say
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.READ MORE: Officials Investigating Possible Gas Explosion Inside Home In South Philadelphia
“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.MORE NEWS: Gary And Lorraine Parker, Missing Ocean County Couple, Found Dead
She says it’s comforting that the museum recognized the needs of families in the area and organized a fun and informative day.