Healthy Food Choices Program for Kids

The Power of Produce (PoP) Club is a fun and exciting new children’s program that will be held at the Hayden Farmers Market this summer. The program seeks to encourage children to make healthy food choices by empowering them to shop for, grow and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables.

Children between the ages of 5 – 12 are eligible to participate in the program free of charge. Upon registering, they will given a reusable shopping bag and a PoP Club button. In addition, each week club members will receive a token worth $2 to purchase a fresh fruit, vegetable or plant at participating farmer booths at the market, or they can choose to save their tokens to buy a larger item such as a fruit tree.

A PoP Club booth will offer interactive, age – appropriate, cooking and gardening activities for club members. Participation will be tracked in an activity “Passport”; after completing a set number of activities, the child will receive a prize.

The program will run June 3 – Sept 9.

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