Check Your Health: Produce Bucks at the farmers' market

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(KUTV) Getting kids to eat their fruits and veggies isn’t always a fun process, but farmers' markets can be a great way to get kids involved in the produce purchase. LDS Hospital’s Produce Bucks Program encourages kids 12 and younger to learn about and become more familiar with fruits and vegetables.


“It’s fun because we get kids excited about fruits and vegetables. They’re tasting stuff, making stuff, growing things so they’re hands on with the produce,” said Audrey Philpot, Produce Bucks program director.

Each week, throughout the summer, there is an educational activity at the LDS Hospital farmers' market booth. They usually take 3 to 5 minutes and include activities like crafts, scavenger hunts, planting seeds and learning from farmers.

“After they participate in this fun, positive activity, they earn a Produce Buck that’s worth $2 to spend at a farmer’s booth,” said Philpot.

This free program gets kids involved and excited to try healthy foods.

“The best part is the kids often come back to my booth, with their prize winning peaches and corn and show me what they bought. They’re often munching on it as they’re walking away,” said Philpot.


You can find LDS Hospital Produce Bucks at four farmers' markets this summer:

Wednesday:


Thursday:


Friday:


Saturday:


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