Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Reading for adventurous eating

The Somerville Family Learning Collaborative hosted their Childhood Literacy Fair on Saturday, November 20. This year the theme was healthy eating through literacy.

A welcome area in the center of the room displayed unique, edible pumpkins. Pumpkins, like people, come in all shapes and sizes.

Staff from local preschools and organizations that focus on healthy living provided activities to Somerville families. Most activities centered around food based children's books. The Cambridge Health Alliance chose The Carrot Seed while Shape Up Somerville picked Planting a Rainbow.

The Treehouse Academy featured Blueberries for Sal and the Community Action Agency of Somerville acted out Dragons love tacos.

Children could watch worms turn healthy food scraps into compost at the Groundwork Somerville table and cook pretend food at the play kitchen provided by Cambridge Somerville Early Intervention.


The Somerville Farm to School Project conducted a parent survey (check back in for those results) and while Caitlin Kelly, PEP Grant Director, acted out healthy living activities in Somerville using the Finding your way to healthy living map!

Check out the Somerville FNS November newsletter for tips on encouraging adventurous eating in your own home. For a great list of books for kids of all ages, check out this book list from Island Grown Schools.

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