Nutrition Education

The Food Bank offers nutrition education programs so children and adults learn how to cook with and incorporate more fresh produce into their diets. A curriculum based program provides opportunities for children pre-K through grade 12 to learn about good nutrition and then apply this knowledge as they grow, harvest and sample fresh food from the school’s raised bed gardens and high tunnels that are donated by the Food Bank.
To help schools provide healthier choices in the cafeteria, and reduce costs, the Food Bank works with Chester County schools to enable them to procure locally grown produce through the Food Bank.

 

The Outdoor Classroom at Springton Manor Farm
In partnership with the Chester County Parks & Recreation Department, we manage and maintain 22 raised bed gardens, two high tunnels, field production and a greenhouse for seedling production. The 300 acre farm, located in Glenmoore (PA) is maintained for educational and heritage purposes.  The Food Bank’s Outdoor Classroom enables us to pr
ovide hands-on learning techniques for students, teachers and the community.

 

 For more information about this program contact the Food Bank’s nutrition education coordinator, Denise Sheehan.

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