On Saturday Master Food Volunteers Kim Frey and Casandra Lawson, joined by dietetic intern Rachel Patterson, provided lots of great nutrition information and education to customers at the Old Town Farmers Market in Alexandria. They distributed recipe cards featuring lots of healthy ways to use the produce currently in season. They gave out wall calendars with different healthy recipes suggested for each month. The volunteers also set up the Rev Your Bev display that shows people the high sugar content of many popular beverages and helps encourage them to make better drink choices.
Response to the Master Food Volunteers and their resources was strong, with the volunteers talking to more than 65 market shoppers during the 2 ½ hours that they were at the market. The volunteers will be at the Old Town market at least one Saturday a month throughout the season, so if you frequent this market keep a lookout for them. Each month they’ll be distributing different recipes and conducting a variety of activities to get people excited about making healthy food choices.