Bringing It Home – Again!
Fighting Obesity Starts at the Earliest Stages of Development
Last year, we tested a series of classes we called “Bringing It Home.” The idea behind the classes was to teach parents how to use the market to feed themselves and their young children. I largely credit this idea to my wife, who has had our four children eating food from the market since they were old enough for solids. While they enjoy “junk food” as much as most kids, they have shown an incredible appetite for fresh, healthy food, and a willingness to try any food we offer them to eat. Neither my wife nor I can say we had that experience growing up!
This year we are offering these classes again, with a focus on first, second, and third foods. Our Market Manager, Heather Raines, and my wife, Ann, will be teaching these classes over the next few weeks at the market. Together with Heather Snively, a nutritionist who has worked extensively on pediatric nutrition, they will take parents through the process of shopping at the market, preparing the foods, and offer suggestions on building a healthy foundation for your children through fresh food. All classes are free, but seating will be limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to hold a seat!
October 24: First Foods:
What’s a butternut squash? What do I do with it? What market foods are good for first foods?
October 31: Second & Third Foods
November: Healthy Snacks for All Ages
These classes are funded by a grant from Spartanburg Regional Foundation. We want to thank them for their ongoing support of healthy eating initiatives!
See you at the Market!