One for Health held a “VegOut” scavenger hunt in partnership with Whole Foods where the children from Boys & Girls Club of Watertown went around the store learning about healthy eating. With the age-old struggle of getting children interested in their greens and beets, this initiative was designed to help children understand the different ways in which vegetable and fruits helped them stay healthy.
Pairing up, the children set off around the store finding various items such as shallots, ‘one vegetable they have never tried’, a fruit and a vegetable and vegetables that grow in the ground. It was a learning experience that helped them identify fruits and vegetables that are not only good for them, but also what is locally produced in abundance. Motivated and encouraged by their supervisor, Chris Chrombie, the children had a great time maneuvering around the store in search for the various items on their list.
“They are never too young to start learning about healthy eating,” says Chris Chrombie, the coordinator at the Watertown Boys & Girls club.
This is not the first time One For Health has partnered with the Boys & Girls club at Watertown. We have been in frequent touch with them about our programs, most notably our Yoga programs designed for children.
Apart from learning about the different types of fruits and vegetables, the children also learned about how they are used in different dishes that are popular with the kids and how they were grown.
“I never even knew some of these vegetables existed. I loved the Whole Foods Healthy Scavenger hunt!” – says Dylan T., a member of the Boys & Girls club, Watertown.
At the end of the day, the kids were rewarded with a basket full of healthy fruits and vegetables that they could take home. This helped them understand not only the importance of eating healthy and staying healthy, but also the benefits of buying local.