Group uses school cafeterias for market, cooking demo events

Group uses school cafeterias for market, cooking demo events

Joyful Food Market events in “food desert” wards of Washington, D.C., bring fresh ingredients, cooking tips and fun activities.

As local schools become ground zero for nutrition education and the encouragement of lifestyle changes to emphasize healthier behavior, independent organizations are emerging to educate students and families about healthy eating while utilizing school premises as a convenient community gathering spot. They are potential natural allies for school nutrition departments in the battle to spread the healthy eating message.

Among the most successful such local enterprises is Martha’

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