Cooking Matters Grocery Tour!

 

Our families looking through nutrition facts

Our families looking through nutrition facts

Active Children Portland has partnered with Oregon Food Bank Tour to provide Fred Meyer grocery tours to our families. The tour was held onsite at a local Fred Meyer grocery store. The tour lasted about two hours and it focused on important skills such as comparing unit prices, identifying three ways to purchase produce, finding whole grains and reading food labels. Our Cooking Matters at the Store tours ended with a $10 Challenge, an activity where participants used the skills that they had just learned to buy a healthy meal to feed four people, for under $10! Participants then took home a participant booklet with delicious recipes and additional shopping tips, a reusable grocery bag, and $10 worth of healthy groceries.

Our families had a blast at this event! A mother from Lincoln Park Elementary said ” throughout this tour I learned creative and inexpensive ways to make

Sandra one of our players and her grandma enjoying healthy shopping

Sandra one of our players and her grandma enjoying healthy shopping

meals for my family.” Active Children Portland is excited to being able to provide these tours for our families. These tours are helping by providing information that will empower individuals with the tools to make healthier choices for themselves and their families. Thank you Oregon Food Bank and all of our families for making this tour a possibility!

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