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!

Shopping at the Farmers Market!

Welcome to our new summer series featuring lessons from Just Say Yes. Every two weeks, we will upload a lesson featuring a new seasonal recipe! Follow along as we share ways to save money on fruits and vegetables, nutrition tips from MyPlate, and how to earn food coupons to use at your next trip to a participating Food Trust farmers market.

Join Nyssa to talk about stretching your food dollars along with Mickenzie making a quick Minestrone Soup.  If you received Heart Bucks to be used at a Corner Store, please watch until the end of the video for a brief description of foods you can buy. After you watch each video, please take the survey below it.

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Monthly Lessons for Grades K-6, 2020-2021 School Year

Click a video below to participate in our last month of nutrition lessons for the 2020-2021 school year!

Our educators have put together 4 fun lessons for you to enjoy. Don't forget to pop over to watch our shorter videos about making a salsa garden, whipping up your own crunchy celery stick snack, and fun exercises to get moving this spring!

FARM-TO-SCHOOL

Join us in learning about different fruits and vegetables as we explore our way through the Grow it,Try it, Like it! curriculum with our SNAP-Ed nutrition educator, Ms. Sam!

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

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