The Hunterdon County YMCA continues to provide fresh fruits, vegetables and bread to families in need every Saturday morning, but thanks to the Shaping NJ grant we are now infusing our program with a nutrition element for adults and fitness fun for children.
Each month parents learn about how to use the fresh fruits and vegetables they are receiving through nutritional programs including “Healthy Plate”, cooking demos with recipes and coming soon preventing diabetes.
Now all that nutrition stuff is important and all, but the real fun is had by the kids.
The fitness fun element of our program has brought an all new energy to Saturday mornings. Before we introduced the physical activity part of Saturday morning veggie distribution the children would wander around or simply cling to their parents.
NOW….. They are introduced to activities that are brand new to them and just down right fun. February “Healthy Plate followed by Omar’s fitness fun challenge; March was yoga kids and April we will be introducing martial arts (Photos to come)
I think the pictures below clearly show the curiosity, energy and fun our kids are having.