KERNEL (Kids Eating Right-Nutrition and Exercise for Life)
is a youth-oriented program designed for Farmers Markets to engage children in learning about lifelong healthy eating habits, gardening and exercise.
Each week will have a short activity to do at the market. After the children complete the activity, they will be given an activity and recipe card as well as $2.00 in KERNEL Cash to spend at the market on fresh fruits, vegetables or plant starts!
A look ahead for KERNEL ACTIVITIES:
JUNE 22nd will be “Hula Hooping”
JUNE 29th will be about butterflies are they “Pollinator or Pest”
JULY 6th will be “Root Development”
JULY 20th will be “Jump Rope”
JULY 27th will be about “Community Garden and Rock Painting”
Take a tour of the Millwood community garden THE PUMPKIN PATCH located just north of the Spokane River at Argonne and Maringo.
At the market we will be painting rocks, bring your own or we will have some available too.
AUGUST 3rd will be “Vitamin of the Sun”
AUGUST 10th will be “Farmers Market BINGO”
Join us for National Farmers Market Week.
AUGUST 17th will be “Calisthenics”
with Special Guests Advocate Fitness and Ambition Physical Therapy.
AUGUST 24th will be “Vitamin C Detective”
AUGUST 31st will be “Yoga”
SEPTEMBER 7th will be “Give a Farmer a Hand”
Come say thank you to the farmers that grow our food and making eating local possible.
SEPTEMBER 14th will be “Parts of the Plant”
Learn about the parts of the plant and the different types of fruits, vegetables and seeds we eat.