As part of its commitment to providing health and wellness resources to its customers, especially children, Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. reveals it is introducing its newly updated and expanded “Passport to Nutrition” program to organizations that educate and work with children, including schools, summer camps and scouting groups, among others. “Passport to Nutrition” is a fun, interactive program that provides the necessary tools to educate kids on nutrition and living healthy lifestyles both at home and at school, the company says.
“The Passport to Nutrition program will provide students and their parents with essential information about healthy eating at a time when many schools are facing classroom and programming budget cuts,” says Arlene Putterman, manager of public and community relations of Stop & Shop New York Metro Division. “Stop & Shop is proud that this program will help fill the void by providing essential information to children at no charge to their families or to their school districts.”
Geared to children age 8-12, Stop & Shop’s “Passport to Nutrition” kit features student workbooks and a teacher guide that provide lessons to inspire kids to make small changes every day for better health, including how to build a balanced plate using the new MyPlate guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and how to read food labels and understand portion sizes. Posters illustrating MyPlate and food labels also are included to visually reinforce lessons learned. The “Passport to Nutrition” kit also includes a DVD featuring challenges, kid-friendly songs and games that can be adapted for classroom use.