In partnership with local community organizations including La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) and ChesPenn Health Services, Eat Fresh allows participants to gain positive attitudes toward a variety of nutritious foods including fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The six weekly bilingual sessions provide hands-on cooking opportunities and encourage individuals to learn more about their food environment and acquire basic knowledge of nutrition. With these skills and the opportunity to taste new fresh fruits and vegetables, participants will be able to make informed choices to select ingredients and prepare healthy meals at home. At the end of each session, participants receive a “CSA style” share of produce including items featured in the recipes prepared in class.
“We have the ingredients at home but I never imagined we could put them together!”
– Previous Eat Fresh Participant
Eat Fresh for Kids
Kids Eat Fresh allows elementary-age children to gain positive attitudes toward a variety of real, healthy foods. Hands-on cooking, coupled with Raised Bed gardening opportunities, encourage students to learn where their food comes from and acquire a basic knowledge of nutrition. Kids enjoy taste testing foods they have prepared and then take home recipes to assist parents with selecting and preparing healthy meals at home.
“My favorite part was taste-testing the food!”
– Kids to College Kids Eat Fresh participant
CCFB’s TasteIt! food demonstrations offer an interactive way to introduce children and adults to new foods and to help them cook nutritious meals on a budget. Trained volunteers, interns, and staff encourage community members to taste healthy dishes featuring seasonal fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and other pantry staples. TasteIt! food demonstrations are hosted through our network of member agencies and as part of our Fresh2You Mobile Market and Best Choices programs.