Whole Foods Market and B-Line Cycles will be cruising around Portland giving away free salad shakers – healthy salads layered with fresh vegetables in shakeable containers – to children and families at five different locations Sept. 24 and 25. The tour promotes the new Whole Kid’s Foundation School Garden Grant Program, which provides grants for school and community gardens.During this rolling tour, kids who sign a pledge to eat healthy school lunches will be entered into a drawing to win one of two $250 gift certificates to the Bike Gallery. (One boy and one girl winner will be selected.) By making the pledge, kids (12 and under) will earn a one-year membership to the Whole Kid’s Club which entitles them to a free healthy food item each time they visit a local Whole Foods Market store.Information will also be provided to parents, letting them know how they can apply to the Garden Grant Program on behalf of their neighborhood school or community garden.
The School Lunch Shakedown Tour Wheels Around PortlandOMSI Power to the Pedal event, 1945 SE Water Ave.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Chapman Elementary School Swift Watch, 1445 NW 26th Ave.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.Sunday Parkways at Woodlawn Park, NE 13th Ave. and Dekum St.
Sunday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Sunday Parkways at Alberta Park, NE 22nd Ave. and Killingsworth St.
Sunday, Sept. 25, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.Sunday Parkways at Fernhill Park, NE 37th Ave. and Ainsworth St.
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.About Whole Kids FoundationWhole Kids Foundation’s mission is to improve children’s nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic. Through partnerships with innovative organizations, schools and educators the Foundation works to provide children access to healthier choices with the goal of helping them reach their full potential through the strength of a healthy body. Whole Kids Foundation is focusing its efforts in three areas: school garden grants, salad bars in schools and nutrition education and inspiration for teachers.About the School Garden Grant ProgramThe School Garden Grant Program is a collaboration between Whole Kids Foundation, Whole Foods Market and FoodCorps. Learning about the process of growing food helps children develop a deep understanding of the connection between healthy eating and a healthy body. Gardens also provide a base of knowledge that allows children to take an active role in healthy food choices. School garden grant applications are being accepted through Dec. 31, 2011. Learn more about the program and the application process.
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