Goshen Health pilots program to teach children about nutrition

06/28/2018

Goshen Health is collaborating with Goshen Community Schools to help children learn about healthier food options during the Summer Lunch Program. The program provides healthy, free meals to children 18 years of age and younger Monday through Friday at Shanklin Park through July 27.
 
During the lunch period, fun and interactive games will be offered at a display table, along with handouts for the children to share with their families.

“Our goal is to reach as many children as we can,” said Anne Tatich, Community Outreach Coordinator for Goshen Health. “We hope to have an impact on addressing and preventing childhood obesity – as well as just helping children be healthier and develop good habits.”

Most of the children will be there without their parents. But parents are welcome to stop by Goshen Health’s table and learn more about the role food plays in creating or diminishing good health.

“This is the first time we’ve offered this,” said Tatich. “We chose Shanklin Park’s lunch program because it reaches the most children – averaging 100 a day. If it goes well this summer, we’d love to offer this education for the entire Summer Lunch Program next summer.”

For more information, please call (574) 364-2496 or email atatich@goshenhealth.com.