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Farmers Markets Offer a Bounty of Learning Opportunities

Farmers markets introduce kids to healthy new foods and support local farmers. Instead of just taking kids along for the ride with electronics in hand, turn a visit to the farmersmarket into an educational field trip. This community experience helps children learn where food comes from, reinforces important social skills and offers fun math practice. Here are more ways to inspire learning.

1. Eat a Rainbow

Look for fruits and veggies in all the colors of the rainbow and try buying one of each color. This can be a lesson (and a good reminder to parents) about the importance of eating fresh, unprocessed foods. Eating each color of the rainbow provides different (and much-needed) vitamins and antioxidants to keep bodies and minds healthy and strong.

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