While their young children planted their own seeds in small pots, Mothers from the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) recently participated in a container garden pilot project delivered by Healthy Kids Community Challenge Collingwood in partnership with the Growing Connection.
Participating mothers attended a workshop highlighting the importance of healthy eating and prepared individual container gardens with soil and plants to be taken home for the growing season.
The Community Action Program for Children has a strong focus on the importance of nutrition for the families they provide service to. This is done with guidance from a Registered Dietitian as well as with the on-site support of specially trained community members who work as “food workers” in the programs. Healthy snacks that always include fruits and vegetables are provided to participants at every program.
Gardening has also been actively incorporated into the program.
Healthy Kids Community Challenge aims to encourage kids and families to make vegetables and fruit a part of every meal and snack.
“Kids who are able to help grow and prepare their own food are more likely to taste and eat these foods”
Over the next several months Healthy Kids Community Challenge Collingwood will introduce new initiatives, programs and environmental supports, encouraging kids to ‘Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit’.
For more information on Healthy Kids Community Challenge Collingwood visit, www.collingwood.ca/healthykids.
Current and Needed Partners
EngagementThis project hopes to engage: participants.
Date and Time
Start Date: 01/06/2017
End Date: 31/10/2017
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Project Contact: Christa Carter
Telephone: 705-445-1030 Ext. 3293
Website: Visit Growing Health & Wellness Through Food Website