Meet Up at the Market
Families are invited to join us on second Saturdays at 10am! We meet up in the parking lot and walk to the Downtown Farmers Market where fresh produce is abundant and food stamps count double when they are used for Florida produce. Then everyone is welcome to join us in our kitchen for some team meal-prep. Whatever is in season and cheap from our farmers market spoils will be used to make something good for our families. So many great ingredients are present in this small, healthy food initiative: exercise, budgeting, nutrition, cooking, and community building.
Workshops and more
Health is integrated into the Academic Enrichment Program curriculum as we align with Polk Vision’s Quality of Life Task Force in implementing 5-2-1-0. We encourage and help implement this through our choice of snacks and screen time:
- 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day
- 2 hours of entertainment-oriented screen time
- 1 hour of physical activity
- 0 sugary drinks
Finally, workshops that encourage health for the whole family in 2018 included a Salsa Dance Night, a Community Prayer Night, and a Hurricane Prep day.
Watch your calendar for activities that encourage healthy living.