FRESH FOOD EXPLORERS
The Fresh Food Explorers aims to increase at-risk preschoolers’ exposure to and consumption of fresh vegetables. Through a partnership with the Arlington Healthy Communities Action Team, this program provides children the chance to hold, smell, and taste a variety of vegetables; participate in fun related activities; and combine the vegetables into a finished dish which they sample. Vegetable options mirror those students will encounter in the school cafeteria. We hold parent information nights and regularly communicate with families about the lessons children are learning at school and offer strategies to incorporate more fresh vegetables at home. Fresh Food Explorers is offered in preschool programs for children from low-income families who are at higher risk for obesity and food insecurity.
HARRIS’ HEROES: REAL FOOD FOR KIDS HELPS CHILDREN LEARN HEALTHY
Real Food For Kids makes learning about fruits and vegetables fun and creative for students. Leon Harris on NBC4 reports.
DEC 7, 2019