The most visceral lessons are often the most effective. One can preach healthy eating habits to children all day long and have a minimal impact. Or, you can do as Melanie Konarik, nutrition services director in the Spring (TX) ISD does: Take the rat by the tail! Konarik has been making the case for healthy meal habits using lab rats…literally. She also constructs visual aids from test tubes, filling them with fat, sugar and salt to demonstrate the amount of those components in ...

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