The Veggiecation Program and at select locations in Connecticut are working together so that kids have a busy and healthy summer. Using fresh summer fruits and veggies, kids will prepare Green Leaf Salad with Berries and Balsamic Vinaigrette and Simple, Nut-Free Basil Pesto. As practiced in participating classrooms throughout the country, kids will be invited to help prepare Veggiecation Program’s recipes, sample culinary creations, experience vegetables in their raw form and cast a vote on how they liked the recipes. Kids will take home complimentary character coloring pages, word games, mazes and stickers. Parents will receive a copy of recipes created that day.
A curriculum based nutrition education concept developed for classrooms and at home, Veggiecation Program’s success with kids lies in the engaging activities that empower children with their food choices while demonstrating that eating vegetables is fun and delicious.
Veggiecation Program and Whole Foods Market kids’ cooking classes are free and open to the public. Preregistration is required as seating is limited. Class schedule for Whole Foods Market in Darien, Fairfield and Greenwich is as follows:
July 17, 2012 from 4pm – 5pm
Whole Foods Market’s Darien location
150 Ledge Road, Darien, CT 06820
Preregister by phone 203-662-0577.
July 18, 2012 from 4pm – 5pm
Whole Foods Market’s Fairfield location
350 Grasmere Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06824
Preregister by phone 203-319-9544.
July 26, 2012 from 4pm – 5pm
Whole Foods Market, Greenwich with class being held at YMCA of Greenwich
50 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Preregister by contacting Phil Brigante at the YMCA of Greenwich at telephone 203-869-1630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.