Food is Medicine is back to work spreading a healthy message. The group will again staff a booth at Des Moines’ Downtown Farmers’ Market this fall, educating the public about the benefits of better nutrition. They also have some new activities in store to further engage Farmers’ Market patrons.
“This year, we will be teaching kids how to plant their own seeds by giving them dirt, cups and seeds that they can put together at the market and bring home with them. We will also be doing education on how to eat healthy on a budget, integrating wellness tips and hints at making access to healthy options easier,” says Julia Peterson, D.O.’18, community liaison for the group.
“We will still have our popular seasonal newsletter filled with healthy recipes that utilize vegetables, fruits and grains that can be found at the market, as well as fun games for kids. We’re looking forward to hosting a fun, interactive booth at the farmers’ markets this fall!”
Food is Medicine makes its debut tomorrow morning and will be back every other Saturday through October 10. Stop in to say hello and learn a thing or two about healthy eating!