Market Provides Nutritional Learning Opportunity, Fresh Health Food For Needy Students
The market is a collaboration between the Health Education Council, Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services and the Robla School District, where 93 percent of students receive free or reduced-cost school meals. “What this is, is just a food distribution disguised as a nutrition education activity,” said Erica Lee, program administrator with the nonprofit Health Education Council.
The Sacramento Bee:
Farmers Market Sends Sacramento Students Home With Produce, Health Tips
Main Avenue Elementary gives out roughly 3,000 pounds of fresh produce to the school’s 330 students each month as part of a simulation farmers market launched in March. Held at recess, the market provides hearty amounts of much-needed healthy food, as well as important nutritional information, to a low-income North Sacramento neighborhood where many would otherwise go without. (Caiola, 4/14)