First Children's Aid Youthmarket in the Bronx to Sell Health and Nutrition with Farm-Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

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Cooking Demonstrations, Tastings and Recipes Available for Students and Community

Contact:
Ellen Lubell, The Children’s Aid Society, (w) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864
Emily Crossan, The Children’s Aid Society, (w) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742

When:
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Where:
The Children’s Aid Society’s Fannie Lou Hamer Community School
1021 Jennings Street, near West Farms Road
Bronx, NY 10460

What:
Students and community members in the South Bronx will have the chance to visit a unique market – one stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables and run by students in a public school.

Children's Aid Society youth have been learning about nutrition and farmers markets. In addition to selling fresh, local produce, the Youthmarket, a student-run greenmarket, will feature free tastings, cooking demonstrations and healthy recipes to try at home.

This is the first Children’s Aid Society Youthmarket in the Bronx and will be staffed by teens and forth and fifth graders.

Who:
The Youthmarket is presented by The Children's Aid Society in partnership with the Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC).

The Children's Aid Society partners with the New York City Department of Education in 22 public community schools in the Bronx, East Harlem, Washington Heights and Staten Island. A Children’s Aid Society community school offers extended hours and services in order to combine the best quality educational and youth development practices with a wide range of on-site medical, dental, mental health and social services.

The Children’s Aid Society (www.childrensaidsociety.org) was founded in 1853. It is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving 150,000 of New York’s neediest children and their families with a network of services that includes community schools, neighborhood centers, camps, adoption and foster care services, arts programming, teen pregnancy prevention, education, health and recreation. The Children's Aid Society is a founding member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the vast majority of Children’s Aid sites are Boys & Girls Clubs. For more information, please call 212-949-4938 or email ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org.

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