Participating in Packer Pumpkin Patch 2010, an annual fundraiser for the Packer Collegiate Institute, Lisa Suriano, founder and creator of the Veggiecation Program, will conduct a Fall Pumpkin Tasting for kids and parents, and on the menu are two nutritious and delicious pumpkin recipes, Pumpkin Chili and Pumpkin Apple Crisp. As practiced in Veggiecation programs implemented in elementary schools throughout New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, kids will be invited to cast a vote on how they liked the pumpkin recipes in the Veggiecation Ballot Boxes.
Veggiecation Character Coloring Pages for kids, and tasting samples for kids and parents will be provided. Parents will be provided with Veggiecation Nutrition At-Home Tips.
Packer Pumpkin Patch 2010 events also include kid-friendly rides, face painting, crafts, Haunted House, and selection of games and food.
Packer Pumpkin Patch 2010 is open to the public. Tickets are $40 each and proceeds go to support the Packer Collegiate Institute. For Veggiecation event and ticket information, visit www.veggiecation.com/in-action/events
Lisa Suriano, founder and creator of the Veggiecation Program (www.veggiecation.com)
October 24, 2010 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
The Packer Collegiate Institute
170 Joralemon Street between Court and Clinton Streets
Brooklyn, New York
Veggiecation’s mission is to teach kids healthy eating habits and get them to love their vegetables. Veggiecation works with educators and parents, to affordably link lessons in the classroom to experiences in elementary school lunchrooms throughout New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Veggiecation empowers kids with their food choices and introduces them to the fun and delicious world of vegetables.