Fresh Fridays: A Weekly Collaboration to Promote Healthy Eating
Fridays; July 7, 14, 21 & 28; 5:30-7:30pm
The Boston Public Market is teaming up with Boston Children’s Museum and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation every Friday in July to encourage families to eat healthy meals together. The free, weekly event will take place right outside the Children’s Museum, allowing visitors to take in the stunning views of the Boston waterfront and skyline as they learn about and interact with fresh food.
Each week will include a variety of activities, all with the hope of pushing families to experiment with new flavors, textures and food combinations. The BPM will put on demonstrations of kid-friendly recipes that utilize simple cooking techniques and allow for the opportunity to play around with various food combinations. There will also be a farm stand, from which families can take home three of their choice of complimentary fresh, locally-grown produce. As if that weren’t enough, each Friday will also feature music from the following performers:
July 7 – Musicians from Zumix DiverCity Band
July 14 – Live Music with Matt Heaton
July 21 – Musicians from Zumix Latin Ensemble
July 28 – KidsJam outdoor dance party!
The series of events aims to showcase how easy–and fun!–it can be for families to shop for healthy ingredients, and then use these ingredients to make meals that they can enjoy together. As Carole Charnow, President & CEO of Boston Children’s Museum, says, “shopping, cooking, and eating together form important childhood learning experiences and support healthy cognitive, physical, and emotional development, leading to healthy lifestyles in the future.”
The Boston Public Market offers many opportunities within the market for kids to learn about local, healthy food, including scavenger hunts and tours for school groups, and we are thrilled to be able to expand our educational outreach by bringing initiatives like this one into the broader community.
For additional information, check out Boston Children’s Museum’s page and the Facebook event page, and don’t forget to tag the event #FreshFriday!