MARKETS GROW HEALTHY KIDS!
The Bremerton Farmers Market’s Kids Market Bucks program is modeled after a national program called “Power of Produce” with some fun added twists. The mission of our program is to educate and encourage children to take part in their local food system, meet the farmers that grow their food, and understand the benefits of eating healthy, nutritious foods.
The market will run the Kids Market Bucks programming once a month on the 1st Thursday of each month. For 2018 there will be a total of 6 weeks of kids programming.
Program will benefit children 3yrs – 13yrs old, with an emphasis on healthy eating and living activities. Each monthly activity will differ.
ACTIVITY SCHEDULE COMING SOON!
Participants visit the market booth each week the activity is offered. They will each have a “Passport to Health” to log attendance and completion of weekly activities. There will be an extra prize given at the end of market season to those kids that have attended all 6 monthly activities. Passports are kept at the market so participants don’t have to remember to bring them back each week.
Farmers benefit from the additional funds circulating at the market through the Kids Market Bucks Program.
Kids are empowered to make healthier food choices on their own by having direct buying power with the market bucks. Through the activities provided monthly, they are exposed to healthier food options and healthier lifestyle behaviors which will provide them a solid foundation and enhance their food literacy.
To learn more about our Kids Market Bucks program, or ways that you can help support this program and help it grow, contact email@example.com