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Eat It Up!

Eat Smart. Play Hard. Have Fun. The choice is yours!

Welcome to Eat It Up! — a highly interactive exhibition focused on nutrition and exercise that tells the story of how the choices you make today affect your body. Get your heart pumping as you take on the Wheel of Fire and the Heart Rate Rally, Smash Your Food to smithereens, and literally Get in the Action. Eat Smart. Play Hard. Have Fun. The choice is yours!

Wheel of Fire - Eat It Up

Wheel of Fire

Run as fast as you can, and watch the flames build behind you. Just step inside and begin walking. A digital readout inside the wheel gives instant feedback about how much your physical action is making a difference. The faster you walk or run, the more calories you burn and the higher the flames grow.

Lifestyle Camera - Eat It Up

Lifestyle Camera

Have you ever wondered what you’ll look like when you get older? Or how the choices you make today will affect your body as you age?

The Lifestyle Camera will ask you a series of questions about your diet, physical activity and lifestyle choices. After snapping a quick photo, it displays your future images onto monitors, so you can see how the choices you make today could impact how you look in the future.

Food Smasher - Eat It Up

Food Smasher

Smash a burger, an ice cream sundae or a doughnut into an unrecognizable mess to discover how much sugar, salt and oil each food item contains. Even though some foods, like hamburgers and french fries, might be tasty and convenient, they’re also loaded with sugar, salt and oil. Enter your age and gender, and compare how much sugar, salt and oil you should eat to how much is in some of your favorite meals.

Heart Rate Rally - Eat It Up!

Heart Rate Rally

Ready, Set, Go! Race against your opponent to keep up with an unpredictable light show that gets your whole body moving. Check your heart rate before and after the competition to see the difference in your resting and active heart rate. The Heart Rate Rally shows how fun exercise can be.

The Kitchen - Eat It Up

The Kitchen

On the menu – how to create a healthy pantry. The Kitchen gives you a chance to explore our cupboards and refrigerator stocked with food choices just like at home, and it offers healthy tips on stocking your own cupboards.