Food Explorers is a five-session after-school or summer program aimed at making children savvy consumers of food.
Student detectives will investigate issues such as food marketing to children, the health impacts of sugar-sweetened beverages and importance of choosing water to stay hydrated, learning about food portions and highly processed foods, and more. Each week, children will have a new culinary adventure in the kitchen—cooking up healthy snacks, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Through Food Explorers, children will learn to examine their own food choices and to make personal decisions on how and what to eat.
Food Explorers was created by the Greater Richmond Coalition for Healthy Children and made possible by the CarMax Foundation.