On Wednesday June 6th, Fresh Producers, a Sacramento-based non-profit, hosted their end of the year celebration at Will C. Wood Middle School. The student-driven event showcased work from after school programs at Father Keith B. Kenny Elementary, Oak Ridge Elementary, Will C. Wood Middle School and Hiram Johnson High School. Youth and staff from each site presented videos, pictures, and projects, while sharing their favorite memories with attendees. Students highlighted how Fresh Producers had improved their eating habits, taught them how to read food labels, introduced them to new fruits and vegetables, and prepared them for college and future employment.
Student chefs in the Fresh Producers program at Will C. Wood prepared a healthy spread of spinach smoothies, assorted dips, and a stunning salad bar. Recipes highlighted seasonal and local ingredients, including fava beans and herbs grown by the students. Fresh Producers thanks all of the attendees for supporting our work in the community and looks forward to running health and entrepreneurship education this summer and fall.
Fresh Producers is a 501(c)3 non-profit with the mission to harness the entrepreneurial drive of youth to inspire choices that improve health, wealth and skills for life. For more information visit http://freshproducers.org/