Pin It
Favorite

Getting the Veg Out: Farm Fresh Foods for Healthy Kids 

click to enlarge kidsbeat2-1-4387d60f2feb0210.jpg

Has purchasing a local farm share been financially out of reach for your family? The Farm Fresh Foods For Healthy Kids project could put fresh veggies on your table. Eligible low-income families with kids ages 2 to 12 get half-priced local farm shares. In exchange, participants share information about what they eat and take part in other data collection. Weiwei Wang, a graduate research assistant at the University of Vermont's Center for Rural Studies, is coordinating the project. Wang is working with a research team led by Cornell University to examine if supplying healthy food — and classes to learn how to prepare it — can improve participants' diets. Wang explained that last year, the project's first, they recruited 40 families from three Vermont counties and reported positive experiences. They hope to add 30 more families in 2017.

For more information about the Farm Fresh Foods For Healthy Kids project, visit farmfreshfoodsforhealthykids.org. To find out if you are eligible, contact Weiwei Wang at 656-0892 or wwang@uvm.edu.

  • Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines....

Readers also liked…

More by Meredith Coeyman

camps central

ECHO Camps

ECHO Camps

Burlington, VT

At ECHO Camps, we insist that science is fun and that kids who love science, nature, and making things are the most awesome kids around. We love kids who are different, kids who imagine, and kids who care. We strive to ensure that every camper has a transformative experience at…(more)

other camps » learn more »

The Kids Beat

Top Viewed Stories

Kids VT says...