Veggiecation Goes From the Classroom to Home and Kids’ After School Programs With new Educational Offerings to Keep Kids Healthy While Developing a Love of Vegetables
RIDGEWOOD, NJ (November 15, 2010) – The Veggiecation Program today announced two new kids programs to expand its educational offerings beyond the classroom with Veggiecation At-Home and Veggiecation After-School. Veggiecation’s original in-school program is the only curriculum based elementary school lunch program of its kind, linking lessons in the classroom to experiences in school lunchrooms. With its two new programs, Veggiecation is providing parents and community leaders the essential tools to teach kids life-long healthy eating habits.
With Veggiecation At-Home parents can grow with their kids the love of vegetables while imparting upon them vital health and nutrition knowledge so they understand how and why to make healthy food choices. Veggiecation At-Home comes with the Veggiecation Family Recipe Book, complete with 36 easy to make and healthful recipes to cook with the entire family; Veggiecation Activity Book for kids, including coloring pages, word games, Veggiecation Fun Facts and more; Veggiecation “I Tried It” stickers that the family can display together when they try a new vegetable; and “Veggiecation Across the Nation” theme song in audio CD for the family to sing about their love of vegetables; and official Veggiecation dance with instructional dance video to get the family moving. Veggiecation’s At-Home package is available for $24.99.
For private group classes, Veggiecation After-School is ideal for children’s cooking classes that can be organized by parents, community centers and youth groups. Veggiecation After-School provides the group instructor with one Veggiecation Seasonal Recipe Book that includes 36 simple and healthful Veggiecation recipes to cook with a group of kids; 25 Veggiecation Activity Books for kids; 9 Veggie of the Month informational posters that provide science, nutrition and geography lessons; “Veggiecation Across the Nation” theme song in audio CD and Veggiecation instructional dance video; one Veggiecation Box Ballot and related materials for kids to vote on Veggiecation recipes, empowering kids to taste new foods by sharing their opinions; 25 sets of Veggiecation “I Tried It” stickers; and 25 Veggiecation Take Home Recipe Books for kids to share with their families. Veggiecation After-School package is available for $325.00.
Veggiecation program materials are designed for young elementary school kids up to grade three. Veggiecation At-Home and Veggiecation At-School can be purchased online at Veggiecation’s website, www.veggiecation.com. For both programs, supplemental Veggiecation products can be purchased individually.
Veggiecation, the only curriculum based school lunch program of its kind, provides educators with cost-effective, adaptable lessons and supporting materials to teach young students that eating vegetables is fun, healthy and nutritious. Veggiecation’s new programs, Veggiecation At-Home and Veggiecation After-School, expands their educational efforts from classrooms to people’s homes and communities, creating a new generation of healthy vegetable loving eaters. For more information on the Veggiecation Program, please visit www.veggiecation.com.
The Veggiecation Program is a curriculum based lunch program that introduces young tudents to the delicious and nutritious world of vegetables. Utilizing existing school resources to minimize costs and seamlessly integrate Veggiecation into the classroom and school lunch programs, Veggiecation incorporates kid-friendly vegetable preparations into each lesson. Veggiecation can be adapted into lesson plans for science, literacy, art, social sciences, math and physical education as well as school wide assemblies. Veggiecation has been successfully test piloted in schools, such as The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine (New York, NY) and The Riverdale Country School (Bronx, NY). For the 2010 school year, Veggiecation is available at The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine (New York, NY), The Greenwich Country Day School (Greenwich, CT) and Belmont Day School (Boston, MA). Veggiecation is also available for home use and group extracurricular activities with Veggiecation At-Home and Veggiecation After-School.