Thanks to Delaware Greenways, this summer, kids in the Colonial School District are trying new vegetables as part of the Summer Feed Program. Over the course of the Summer Feed Lunch service, kids take part in lunchtime tasting competitions and educational activities. Each week a different vegetable is showcased. One week kids might be introduced to beets or radishes, another they might try kale.
Kids are offered samples of two different recipes that incorporate the showcased vegetable. They vote for the recipe they like the most. Each week kids have fun participating in a simple activity that teaches them something about the vegetable. Activities might include a story book related to vegetables or a chance to meet the farmer, or a simple craft or game.
All of the vegetables served as part of the program are grown and harvested by William Penn High School agriculture students at Historic Penn Farm as part of Colonial School District’s Farm to School Program. This education program is part of Delaware Greenway’s mission to create outdoor connections to active living and healthy eating.