Kids Spring Farmers Market Students set up to practice food literacy at home.
As part of our 14-week curriculum, Food Literacy Center merged tasting education with advocacy training at our Kids Spring Farmers Market on May 24. Students “shopped” using fake money for the veggies they wanted to take home. They selected from an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables with support from The California Endowment, The Rite Aid Foundation KidCents program, and Rabobank.
When children play an active role in selecting produce, they’re more likely to eat it. When they bring it home, they can continue practicing the healthy habits that we helped them develop in food literacy class, recreating healthy meals at home with their family.