You -- and your kids -- are what you eat. And, as a parent or caregiver, your food choices influence those of the children in your life. There is now a way to make those choices healthier and encourage smart eating habits -- while making grocery shopping fun -- at a Northern Kentucky grocery store.
Imagine finding an “I Spy” game to play with your children to locate fruits and vegetables, a treasure hunt to turn produce shopping into a scavenger hunt, kid-tailored food demos, and kid-friendly recipes.
These activities were a part of "A Taste of Learning,"a bornlearning® strategy designed to present children, parents and caregivers fun learning opportunities tailored to the grocery store environment and offered recently at two area Remke bigg’s Markets -- the store at 82 Carothers Road in Newport, Ky. and the store at 3240 Highland Ave. in Cincinnati. United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Vision 2015, Agenda 360, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Remke bigg’s Markets launched the program to encourage healthy decision-making while grocery shopping.
An ongoing program at the two Remke bigg's Markets, "A Taste of Learning" offers materials and support to parents/caregivers that allow for the supermarket to be a hassle-free experience that benefits children, encourages healthy food choices while grocery shopping, and ultimately increases overall awareness of the importance of early childhood education.
For more tips and tools on early learning, visit www.bornlearning.org .
Patti Cruse is the associate manager of marketing for the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.