Thursday, March 22, 2012

“From Our Farms”

Children and their families will learn about the importance of good nutrition, the value of local agriculture and the role farms play in enriching our communities and the environment during a program presented by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County at Bernardsville Public Library on Friday, March 30 at 10:30 am. The program is geared toward children aged two to six and their caregivers.

“From Our Farms” focuses on vegetables, fruits and dairy cows. Educational messages will emphasize how foods are grown or produced, local farms that grow/raise these foods, their nutritional value and the role each plays in a healthful diet, where to find them, and how to select and prepare them.

All messages are kid-focused, but tidbits on agriculture and nutrition will be included for parents or caregivers. “From Our Farms” is designed to be a fun-filled way to introduce kids to food, nutrition and the farm--making them more familiar with and more likely to try fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy foods. They'll even learn which fruits and vegetables are grown locally and throughout New Jersey.

There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is required. Register online at and follow the link from Kid Stuff on the home page, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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