August 30, 2014 10:00 am - 11:15 am
September 3, 2014 10:00 am - 11:15 am
September 6, 2014 10:00 am - 11:15 am
September 10, 2014 10:00 am - 11:15 am
September 12, 2014
This summer, the Market is holding its first-ever nutrition education programs for Philadelphia school children and the program has been a big hit! Approximately 120 kids aged 9-13 are learning about healthy food at the Reading Terminal Market's Eat Right Cooking Camp. This innovative nutrition education program is targeted to middle school students whose families receive SNAP benefits ("food stamps.") The Market provides a uniquely vibrant venue for nutrition education, with access to a broad range of fresh, local and healthy foods. With help from our partners at the Health Promotion Council, Chef Angela Scipio is teaching food safety, basic nutrition and hands-on preparation of delicious healthy foods. The five-session program is structured by meal, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, with core messages reinforced in each session. Food-related activities include identifying and sou [ ... ]continued...