There is no time of year that fruits and vegetables taste better than right now — especially if they are grown by local farmers. And it’s amazing how many farmers markets are popping up all over the place these days. It’s not just big ones on weekends anymore; you can find them on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons, depending on where you live. How can you keep track of the ever-changing farmers market landscape nearby? It’s easy – just visit LocalHarvest.org. You can find all kinds of good, local food sources in your area, from fruits and veggies to eggs, nuts, honey and meat. Give it a try!
August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Did you know an estimated 80% of learning is visual? Think about it —reading books, seeing the board, homework…children with poor vision have a disadvantage in class, yet many don’t know that they can’t see clearly until they put on a pair of glasses! That’s why it’s so important to get regular vision screenings. Before they head back to school, have your child’s eyes tested. InfantSEE and Sight for Students may be able to help with the cost of vision screenings or glasses.
It’s Time to Bag the Junk
During the school year, students receive up to 50 percent of their daily calories at school. This makes it the ideal environment to model healthy eating habits. With the start of school just around the corner (already?!), it’s time to start thinking of how your school can Bag the Junk. We can help! Learn more and find resources on our Bag the Junk Web page.