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U. volleyball players help teach students to dig nutrition

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 19 2014 4:36 p.m. MST

Swoop bites the head of fifth-grader Thien Nguyen as the Utes' volleyball team and dietitians visit the school to discuss the importance of a healthy lifestyle at Canyon View Elementary School in Cottonwood Heights on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Students received a lesson on healthy eating and volleyball thanks to Kohl's and the University of Utah on Wednesday.

Students from Canyon View Elementary joined representatives from U. Health Care and Kohl’s Department Store in a schoolwide assembly promoting health and fitness. The U. girl’s volleyball team, mascot Swoop and dietitians were on hand to show the more than 450 students how to live an active and healthy life.

Kohl’s will also present The University of Utah with a check to support the Kohl’s Healthy Kids Program, a partnership designed to teach kids at a young age what healthy eating is and how to make healthy food choices.

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