Some Pasco County children, preparing to head back to school Aug. 20, were able to pick up free lunchboxes and learn about healthy eating at an event sponsored by the Pasco-Hernando Early Learning Coalition.
The 2012 "Eat Smart for a Healthy Start!" back-to-school event also gave families the opportunity to learn about child care services in their communities.
The gatherings took place at three locations on three different days. They were at:
The first 100 children up to age 8 at each location took home a lunchbox filled with items that included healthy snacks, water bottles and a first-aid kit.
All Pediatrics of Spring Hill also offered free eye exams for children at the New Port Richey and Brooksville locations.
This is the third year the Early Learning Coalition has held the event.