Healthy Foods Take Over East Harlem

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Earlier this month, participants of The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) attended an event at Union Settlement in East Harlem where Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer and the stars of Super Sprowtz, an nutritional education series, talked to over 200 children about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

As part of the event, CAS youth were given a $2 Youth Buck to purchase healthy fruits and vegetables at the Harvest Home-Union Settlement Market, located at 104th Street and Third Avenue. The Youth Bucks program is a collaboration of Go Green and the NYC Department of Health and is intended to encourage youth to purchase fresh produce at farmers markets. Click here to read more on this event and how the Manhattan Borough President is helping teach the next generation about healthier food choices.

Check out our Go!Healthy program to learn how Children's Aid is educating children about wellness and healthy eating.

Above: Kids from the Children's Aid Society sport the Super Power 'S' sign after the Super Sprowtz show.

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