The Food Trust's Online Learning Hub

A weekly one-stop shop for teachers, caregivers, families and individuals looking to eat healthy and get active!

Our team of nutrition educators are proud to share their nutrition education lessons! Every two weeks, join us for new seasonal recipes and fun interactive lessons. There's something for everyone; from school-age to adults, you'll be introduced to topics such as building healthy meals, having fun with exercise and going green with gardening. We hope you try something new!

Monthly Lessons for Grades 1-6

This month, watch Ms. Jacquie, Ms. Juliana and Mr. Paul talk all about the 5 food groups on MyPlate!

Just Say Yes to Beans

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In this week's Just Say Yes video, Eddie talks abolut the benefits of beans and how to include more into your meals. The featured recipe, Pumpkin Poblano Chili, includes a popular fall vegetable, pumpkin, that is packed with nutritients and can be found at your nearby farmers market or farm stand.
Fill out the quick survey at the end of the videos and mentioned you participated in our lesson to earn $4 in additional Food Bucks (Philly) or Berks Farm Bucks (Reading) to use at your next visit (participating farmers markets or farm stands only).

Check out this week's featured recipe: Pumpkin Poblano Chili

MYPLATE KID'S PLACE

Check out this awesome resource from USDA's MyPlate program. You can find fun videos, songs, worksheets, recipes, and games to engage kids in nutrition education.

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This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through the PA Department of Human Services (DHS). This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Resource: Online Learning Hub Archive

Access all of our Just Say Yes summer lessons (available now in Spanish subtitles). Click here to access our youth content from a previous week.

Resource: Healthy Food Incentives at Your Local Grocery Store 

Do you have an ACCESS card and shop at Fresh Grocer? Did you know there are certain locations (listed below") where you can receive $2 off fresh produce for every $5 spent on fresh produce? Click HERE for more info!

Participating stores:

Fresh Grocer, 3021 Grays Ferry Ave.
Fresh Grocer, 1501 N. Broad St.
Fresh Grocer, 5301 Chew Ave.
Fresh Grocer, 5601 Chestnut St.
Cousins Fresh Market, 5704 Baltimore Ave.

Plus, there are so many ways to stretch your dollar while at the grocery store. Check out these 10 easy tips to save!

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Resource: Food Access in Your Neighborhood

Find healthy food in your neighborhood with these food access resources below:

William Penn SD - School Meal distribution

Meal Distribution Sites-Philadelphia

Free Food Resources-Philadelphia

Food Emergency in Norristown

Reading Meal distribution

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Resource: Farmers Markets Remaining Open to the Public

Farmers markets are essential retail businesses and will remain open during the COVID-19 crisis. Visit individual market pages below for information on individual farmers' pre-order and pre-purchase processes, as well as weekly cancellations and other updates.

Clark Park- Saturdays

Fitler Square- Saturdays

Headhouse- Sundays

Fairmount- Thursdays

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Resource: Farm to Early Childhood Blog Series

Early childcare centers across the region are prioritizing children's health from a young age. Check out these stories of how daycares, preschools and other early learning sites have adapted their programming to incorporate more healthy practices into kids' daily routine.

Family Engagement & Community Resources at Lancaster Early Education Center

Brown's Family Child Care Focuses on Fiber

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