Food Literacy Center Hosts 8th Annual Kids Spring Farmers Market
In partnership with Nugget Markets, students can take a home a 10-pound box of assorted fruits and vegetables
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Sacramento, Calif. – May 20, 2021 – The Food Literacy Center’s annual Kids Spring Famers Market will be held on Wednesday, May 26 at Woodbine Elementary in Sacramento, California. In partnership with Nugget Markets, Food Literacy Center will offer students the chance to take home an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables.
“In Sacramento, 40% of children suffer from childhood obesity or are overweight, increasing their risk for Type 2 diabetes. These diet-related diseases are preventable by eating vegetables, yet only 4% of kids are eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables,” said Amber Stott, founder of Food Literacy Center. “This is why food literacy education and the work we do is so important. We are providing students and their families experiencing food insecurity with healthy ingredients to cook at home together. The Kids Spring Famers Market is just one of the ways we serve our families.”
This year, 60, 10-pound boxes of assorted fresh fruits and vegetables will be distributed, serving more than 200 people. All produce will be sourced from local farms, and families can receive a cherry tomato plant from Azolla Farm.
Whether families are sending their children back to the classroom or keeping them home for remote learning, the goal is to set up students with the resources they need to practice food literacy at home. This year’s Kids Spring Farmers Market will provide drive-through and walk-up options.
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ABOUT FOOD LITERACY CENTER
Food Literacy Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) established in 2011 in Sacramento, California, with the mission of inspiring kids to eat their vegetables. The organization provides cooking and nutrition education to children in low-income elementary schools throughout the Sacramento City Unified School District to improve health, economy and the environment. For more information about Food Literacy Center, visit www.foodliteracycenter.org.