Eat well, Play Well opening January 31st
at California Oil Museum

January 07, 2015
Santa Paula News

What is in the food we eat? Are fruits and vegetables important?  Can everyday activities burn calories?  Visitors will find the answers to these questions by exploring nutrition and fitness in Eat Well, Play Well, an engaging and educational science exhibit.  This 1,000 square-foot, hands-on exhibit appeals to children and their families and features text in English and Spanish.

Eat Well, Play Well encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices and helping children and adults discover there are many fun and interesting ways to stay active. Visitors will discover what an appropriate serving size looks like, see firsthand what it takes to burn off calories, test their flexibility and balance, review the latest clinical research and realize that they can reduce their risk of disease with healthy choices.

Eat Well, Play Well features nine interactive areas.  At the eye-opening “Sizing Up Servings” area, visitors are challenged to match appropriate serving sizes to everyday objects.  “Calories In, Calories Out” has visitors pedal a hand cycle and then choose from five different foods. The visitor learns that it takes a lot of exercise to burn off the calories from junk food compared with healthier choices and that in order to maintain a healthy weight, calories in have to be balanced with calories out. 

By the end of Eat Well, Play Well visitors realize that healthy choices are within their reach.

About:  The California Oil Museum is located at 1001 East Main Street in beautiful downtown Santa Paula, California.  Our admission is FREE~ Donations are welcome and appreciated.  Our hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm.  For more information please call or email:  805-933-0076 or

EAT WELL, PLAY WELL was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.  This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Administrative Supplement from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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