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Reading Terminal Market’s Summer Nutrition Education Programs are a Big Hit!

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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 913 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 sourcing ingredients from merchants, food preparation and cooking in the Markets’ demonstration kitchen, tastings and culinary competitions. A nutritious meal or snack is served as part of each session.

Program participants not only learn about, prepare and taste fresh foods, but also meet Market merchants who can serve as entrepreneurial role models. This provides the rare opportunity for urban children to meet farmers and growers who produce fresh food, raise animals on humanely certified farms, bake whole grain bread and make cheese.

While the summer programs are winding down, we will be starting our new afterschool program in the fall.

Eat Right Cooking Camps are supported by the Aetna Foundation, the Leo and Peggy Pierce Family Foundation, and Phillies Charities.

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