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Farm & Nutrition Ed

The increased availability of cheap, processed foods and increasingly busy families that don’t have time to cook food from scratch means many people — particularly children — lack the opportunity to build their palates to appreciate healthy, wholesome foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Declining small, local farms and expansion of large, commercial farms means that fewer children understand how the food on their plates connects back to the earth.

We believe that when children learn where their food comes from through experiential food and farm education, they are more likely to consume fresh, healthy foods, and establish healthy and sustainable eating habits that spread to families and communities.  

Arcadia’s Farm and Nutrition Education goals: 

  • Teach about sustainable and regenerative agriculture 
  • Expose children to food at its source 
  • Encourage children to try new and unfamiliar foods, while creating a connection between nutrition and where food comes from 
  • Strike curiosity of the natural world and healthy ecosystems

 

Arcadia's Farm and Nutrition Education Program operates at Arcadia Farm and in the community.   

On-Farm Programming

Programming in the Community

 

Contacts

Juan Pablo Echeverria, Outreach and Education Manager, JuanPablo@Arcadiafood.org

Meredith Prescott, On-Farm Education Manager, Meredith@Arcadiafood.org

Terri Siggins, Project Manager, TerriSiggins@Arcadiafood.org

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