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Becoming Organ Wise
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Donna Krug, Barton County Extensions Family and Consumer Science agent, tells first graders at Eisenhower Elementary about Windy the lungs, one of the Organ Wise organs. - photo by VERONICA COONS, Great Bend Tribune

First grade students at Eisenhower Elementary School ended the day Friday in a special assembly courtesy of Barton County Extension Agents Bernie Unruh and Donna Krug.  Forty-five boys and girls crowded into the classroom where they met “Miguel,” the Organ Wise Kid, and several organs in his body, including his heart, brain, lungs, intestines and many more.  
Students learned the four healthy habits for being an Organ Wise Kid:  eat low-fat and high-fiber foods, drink water and exercise.  They also talked about the heart and intestines and how to keep them healthy.
Extension Agents visit each of the elementary schools and the middle school in February as part of their outreach for Heart Healthy Month.