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This month, we will be doing the GREEN HOLIDAY HUMMUS and the EYE SEE YOU STIR FRY.
As practiced in participating classrooms throughout the country, kids will be invited to help prepare Veggiecation Program’s recipes, sample culinary creations, experience vegetables in their raw form and cast a vote on how they liked the recipes. Kids will take home complimentary character coloring pages, word games, mazes and stickers. Parents will receive a copy of recipes created that day.
Please register in advance at Customer Service or email Ridgewood.RSVP@wholefoods.com. Age group for this program incorporates kids from Kindergarten to 6th grade.
About Veggiecation: The Veggiecation ©Program, founded by Lisa Suriano (also a native of Ridgewood!), is a nutrition education program that introduces young children to the wonderfully delicious & nutritious world of vegetables. This is done by incorporating unique & kid-friendly vegetable preparations into fun activities & exciting experiences. By replacing food fears & resistance with ownership & positive peer pressure, your children are empowered to expand their horizons while simultaneously improving their nutritional status & knowledge
Take a trip down the supermarket aisle with a registered dietitian who will help you decipher the food labels and assist you in making healthy choices for you and your family. Tour themes include: shopping on a budget, heart healthy eating, smart vegetarian choices, gluten free, shopping for people with diabetes and healthy choices for kids. Tour can be customized to fit your individual needs. Aisle by aisle shopping tips and easy-to-fix recipes will be provided.
To schedule a tour, contact Nina Rubin, Nutrition and Wellness Program Supervisor at The Valley Hospital, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-447-8093.