The Sprouts Kids Club is a free program offered by Goshen Farmer’s Market to teach children about healthy food choices. Every Tuesday, May through October, from 3 to 7 p.m., school-age children can receive free tokens to spend on fresh produce at the market from local farmers.
“Our objective is to help educate kids on choosing healthier options,” says Jo Ellen Davis, Goshen Farmer’s Market manager. “Many of our farmers make up special displays for the kids too, to make it more fun and engaging for them.”
On the second Tuesday of those months, Goshen Health offers fun activities to help Sprouts Kids learn about nutrition and earn an additional token to spend at the market.
"Putting quality foods into our bodies is like great health care: it’s a health investment. What a great program to encourage children to try new fruits and vegetables and create healthy habits!” said Randy Christophel, Goshen Health President and Chief Executive Officer. “Supporting this program sends a positive message about the importance of healthy eating, recognizing that easy access to fruits and vegetables contributes to good health.”
For more information on this and other community health programs, please call (574) 364-2496.