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The Power of Produce (PoP) Club is a farmers market incentive program for children that originated at Oregon City Farmers Market in Oregon City, Oregon, in 2011. The program has been put into practice at thousands of farmers markets throughout the nation.
In 2017, Maine SNAP-Ed and the Sanford Farmers’ Market created a Power of Produce (POP) Club. The program encourages York County kids to engage in the local food system and eat more fruits and vegetables from neighboring farms.
Ready, Set, Read! is a Husky Sport literacy skill-building program. It is a school-time program and students and their teachers participate. Lessons focus on physical skills, life skills, and nutrition-related skills.
Elementary school students in Portales, NM are learning to eat their vegetables and how to grow them. Two programs designed to introduce children to healthy practices have combined to create a garden at James Elementary School.
Gardens help people to grow their own food and research shows people who participate in school and community gardens tend to be more physically active, eat more fruits and vegetables and experience lower rates of food insecurity.
In Colusa County California, SNAP-Ed works with 2 preschools to help young children to eat healthy foods and be active. The health department’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch worked with 2 preschools to improve their outdoor playgrounds and gardens.