Huge chocolate bar used to teach kids better eating habits

Posted at 7:53 AM, Mar 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-27 13:48:18-04

A 12,000 pound chocolate bar exhibit is teaching children nationwide about eating right.

The enormous chocolate bar exhibit made a stop at Woodrow Wilson Elementary on Tuesday.  Its creators, World's Finest Chocolate, is taking it's candy bar to 60 schools nationwide to teach children about portion control, eating right and exercise.

"The kids are very excited.  It definitely gets their attention," said Sarah Lynn Brannan, tour director.  "It serves it's purpose.  A lot of them want to know if it is real, if they can eat it, if they can smell it.  They're very excited.  They definitely enjoy it."

The elementary school had been fundraising with World's Finest Chocolate for the past five years and have raised about $14,000 each year.  The money goes to field trips, art supplies and class activities.