The Food Trust held a kick-off event for the five early care and education centers who will participate in a two-year program, Ready Set Grow! to improve the nutrition and physical activity of its students. Funding for this program is supported by the Salem Health and Wellness Foundation.
Ready Set Grow! is a farm to preschool program designed to build early care and education site capacity to implement best practices for healthy food environments, physical activity standards, and connections to local agriculture. This is an expansion of its current program in Salem County. The preschools participating in the program will be Bright Start in Pennsville, Precious Time in Pennsville, Penns Grove and Salem and Quinton Township School’s Pre-K classrooms.
“The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation is pleased to support this program that will build a strong farm to early care and education model for those centers involved,” stated Brenda Goins, executive director. “We recognize the importance of teaching our children at a very early age the benefits of eating healthy and being active.”
For more information contact Food Trust project manager Jamese Wells Kwele at (215) 575-0444 x 7121.