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Discover Fun Ways to Grow Healthy, Eat Healthy & Be Healthy

Posted by Annie Ceccarini, Education and Outreach Coordinator, The People’s Garden Initiative in Initiatives Food and Nutrition
May 30, 2012

USDA Farmers Market Opening Day Flier
USDA Farmers Market Opening Day Flier

Kids and families are invited to join staff from the U.S. Department of Agriculture People’s Garden Initiative on Friday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the opening of the USDA Farmers Market as well as discover fun ways to Grow Healthy, Eat Healthy & Be Healthy! It will be a day filled with hands-on activities that will help enhance your commitment to healthy eating and 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

By joining us, you can learn what healthy, nutritious fruits and vegetables are growing in the People’s Garden, explore how food gets from farm to table in the Farmers Market, and get active by dancing and competing in physical fitness challenges on the lawn near the vegetable garden. Exciting and healthy activities are planned for youth of all ages and grade levels.

Timed activities include:

  • Meet an NFL Washington Redskins Player (at 10 a.m.) and Cheerleader (at 11:30 a.m.) in partnership with Fuel Up to Play 60

All day activities include:

  • Cooking demonstration with kid chef Lily
  • Music and Entertainment Education by Hip Hop Public Health, Inc. featuring Easy A.D. from the Cold Crush Brothers and Artie Green
  • DC Truck Farm
  • Fun with MyPlate
  • Physical activity challenge and prizes
  • Gardening activities
  • Vegetable plant giveaway
  • And more…

The event is Friday, June 1st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the corner of Jefferson Drive and 12th Street, SW. Public transportation is the easiest way to reach us. The People’s Garden and the USDA Farmer’s Market  also are accessible by bus from several major routes; however, there is limited street parking. You can email with questions or follow us on twitter @PeoplesGarden.

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Lora OConnor
May 30, 2012

Congratulations - sounds like great healthy fun - remember to take video!
yay Peoples Garden team.