Monthly Archives: April 2013

Master Food Volunteers Promote Local Produce at Arlington Green Living Expo

More than 60 exhibitors took part in the Green Living Expo and Arlington Earth Week Community Fair, sponsored by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE) and George Mason University, and held at the university’s Arlington campus.  Visit the VCE Arlington blog for more interesting information about this event featuring our Master Food Volunteers:

Master Food Volunteers in Arlington/Alexandria spring into action with FAN Camp

Following is a link to a great article written by Master Food Volunteer, Lisa Metzger, from Arlington/Alexandra about a recent program, FAN (Food and Nutrition) Camp held for children enrolled at Barcroft Elementary School in Arlington.  Master Food Volunteers work with FCS Agent, Katie Strong, to teach  nutrition using some fun games and hands-on cooking experiences to make banana pudding in a bag, salsa, and apple wraps.

This is a great example of some wonderful programs our FCS Agents and Master Food Volunteers facilitate with all age groups and provides inspiration to think of new ways to teach these important skills that promote a healthy lifestyle.

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