with Fun Visits at South Jersey Schools
Young students at St. Joseph Child Development Center in Camden learn how to make an easy recipe with fresh apples and other healthy ingredients, during a visit by the Virtua Mobile Farmers Market.
More than 900 South Jersey children enjoyed healthy treats and hands-on lessons about fruits and vegetables, when the Virtua Mobile Farmers Market visited six area schools.
The flavorful festivities marked The National Week of the Young Child™, held from April 16 – 20 this year. Children received nutrition education along with seasonal favorites -- apples, bananas, carrots, sweet potatoes and clementines.
“Virtua’s dedication to promote healthy eating behaviors and provide nutrition education is a core pillar to support health and well-being,” explained Suzanne Ghee, Assistant Vice President of Strategic Business Growth & Community Health Engagement for Virtua.
“Our school visits are part of Virtua’s mission to support underserved communities,” she added. “By educating young children about nutrition and healthy lifestyles, we can help local families live better, healthier lives.”
At St. Joseph Child Development Center in Camden, the Virtua Mobile Farmers Market was joined by a second colorful vehicle: the Farm Explorer bus, which helps teach kids about growing plants for food. Farm Explorer is a program of Greener Partners, a Pennsylvania nonprofit.
Throughout the week, the Virtua Mobile Market also visited three other Camden schools and a child development center in Westampton.
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