Friday, November 3, 2017

State health department CHOP program earns national, state media attention

Courtesy Colorado Public Radio
The Colorado health department Cooking up Healthy Options with Plants (CHOP) program is a three-year program for child care providers funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The goal is to increase the consumption of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables and/or on-site garden produce by children in care. 
Hear about some of what we do from this these broadcasts: 
Colorado Public Radio Broadcast: To Keep Kids from Dodging Veggies Colorado Wants to Hook 'em Young.

CHOP strategies include:

  • Grow it, Try it, Like it! garden-based nutrition education curriculum
  • Taste tests
  • Local purchasing of in-season fruits and vegetables
  • Staff culinary training and coaching
  • Family and community activities
  • On-site gardening activities



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