Food an art
SENSATIONAL sangers will be on the menu at the Coffs Coast Growers Market next Thursday.
As part of the market’s annual Healthy Kids Eat Healthy Food campaign, this special children’s activity will run from 11am-1pm.
“This year kids will be able to let their creativity shine by making sensational sangers,” said market co-ordinator Jan Rooney.
“They will have to come up with a sandwich plan using ingredients available at the market on the day, and the one that’s voted the most creative will be in line for a great kid’s cooking prize. There’ll also be plenty of giveaways on the day.
“Stuff like this really allows kids to explore their creativity and planning skills, while also encouraging them to try eating healthy foods.
“This event was very popular last year and is a great school holiday activity.”
North Coast Health Promotions’ Pam Johnson will also be on hand enticing kids to try new fruits and vegetables.
The following Thursday, April 21, in partnership with Me-Healthy Farm, the market will champion the art of growing your own food by running junior seed-planting workshops, giving children the chance to start their own food garden at home.
“Kids taking part will have the chance to plant something on the day and take it home to nurture it, watch it grow and hopefully eat it,” said Ms Rooney.
“Encouraging kids and parents to get into the garden has a variety of proven benefits including health, fitness and wellbeing. Many studies have also shown that gardening and contact with nature has mental health benefits. Coffs Coast Growers Market is committed to providing opportunities to encourage the community to be involved in eating well and staying healthy.”
Both special kids’ activities run from 11am-1pm.