New exhibit takes a bite out of food myths
A new exhibit at the Western Development Museum lets visitors see how much exercise it takes to burn off a potato chip.
Published Saturday, February 23, 2013 6:33PM CST
The Western Development Museum is giving it’s visitors some food for thought.
From the history of farming in Canada, to where a family’s freezer food comes from, the new “Food for Health” exhibit takes a bite out of popular food myths.
The bilingual traveling exhibit looks at what people it and how a person’s diet can affect their overall health. Instead of just presenting information, the exhibit has interactive elements to make nutrition more understandable. For example, visitors can hop on a bike and find out just how much work it takes to work off one potato chip.
“This is a really unique exhibit and quite topical,” said Jason B. Wall, the Saskatoon branch manager for the Western Development Museum.
“A lot of people are interest in food and where it comes from. This exhibit ties everything in and makes sense of those questions,” he said.