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KRMC nutritionist visits Manzanita

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Kingman Regional Medical Center nutritionist and dietitian Dino Pierce (right) leads Juliana Reyes, left, and Elisa Jenkins and the rest of the second-grade accelerated class at Manzanita Elementary in exercises on Wednesday.

AARON ROYSTER/Miner<br><br> Kingman Regional Medical Center nutritionist and dietitian Dino Pierce (right) leads Juliana Reyes, left, and Elisa Jenkins and the rest of the second-grade accelerated class at Manzanita Elementary in exercises on Wednesday.

KINGMAN - To help students climb the food pyramid, Kingman Regional Medical Center nutritionist and dietitian Dino Pierce visited a classroom Wednesday.

Pierce led the second-grade accelerated class at Manzanita Elementary in exercises on Wednesday to supplement their food pyramid lessons.

Second-grade teacher Michelle Burkes invited Pierce after attending his life transformation nutrition class.

"I wanted to come in here and teach you guys how to eat healthy," Pierce said to the class.

Pierce explained to the students what foods help build muscles and what foods lead to fat, as well as exercises they can do.

"He did a really good speech," second-grader Luke Tumblin said.

"He taught a lot about eating right and being healthy."

Tumblin said he planned to share his gained knowledge with his family at home.

As part of his responsibilities at KRMC's Del E. Webb Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, Pierce goes out to schools to teach health education. He has gone to Kingman Academy of Learning, Kingman High and Black Mountain Elementary in the past.

"I think it's good because it's something that we need to get out there, something beyond the food pyramid," Pierce said.

Pierce will host KRMC's monthly Lunch & Learn on Dec. 17. With "Nutrition and the Glycemic Index" as the topic, Pierce will define, explain, discuss and demonstrate how to use the glycemic index and determine the glycemic load of a meal.

The free seminar will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the conference rooms of the Del E. Webb Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 1719 E. Beverly Ave.

Participants are asked to bring their own lunch, while beverage and dessert will be provided.

To make a reservation, call (928) 681-5061.

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