Farmer's Market Visit Encourages Healthy Eating Habits

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The children at The Drew Hamilton Learning Center are developing healthy eating and purchasing habits thanks to Health Bucks donated by The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH). On Tuesday, August 28, each child received a $2 coupon to purchase fruit or vegetables at the Grass Roots Farmer’s Market on 145th Street. Along with fresh produce, the children arrived home with great stories from their market visit.

The Children’s Aid Society applies for Health Bucks each year and distributes them to children in early childhood, afterschool and summer programs at our centers throughout New York City. Programs like Go!Healthy and Health Bucks play an important role in Children's Aid's ongoing efforts to eradicate childhood obesity. By learning to identify fruits and vegetables based on appearance and taste, students at The Drew Hamilton Learning Center are well on their way to a healthy and happy future! Learn more about the wide range of healthy eating programs offered by Children's Aid.