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MT Celebrates National Nutrition Month

MT Celebrates National Nutrition Month

During National Nutrition Month, Martha’s Table’s healthy food programming was in full gear providing our early learners, community partners, and neighbors with fresh groceries, hot meals, and educational presentations.

Our Community Nutritionist, Camille Range, led multiple nutrition-focused initiatives throughout the month that reaffirmed our commitment to increasing access to healthy food and supporting children and their families in making healthy choices.

In continued celebration of National Nutrition Month, we’ve put together our top three highlights from this month:

  1. At the beginning of the month, we joined DC Hunger Solutions by participating in the Hear the DC Crunch in celebrating National School Breakfast Week. Martha’s Table team members and young learners came together throughout the morning to take a bite of an apple to start March 9 on a healthy note!
  2. Martha’s Table’s Joyful Food Markets team had the opportunity to support the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Young Ladies on the Rise event at Deanwood Recreation Center with a pop-up market, featuring our newest item of the month, blood oranges!  The ladies got to taste the difference between a regular orange and a blood orange and learn about the nutritional benefits of both. You can watch the Young Ladies on the Rise market, here.
  3. After hosting their Joyful Food Market (JFM), the students at River Terrace Education Campus under Camille’s guidance, made their own orange sauce from scratch to add to the month’s mandarin orange chicken with asparagus recipe. Every month, families and neighbors shop for fresh fruits and vegetables that include a recipe card, made up of most of the ingredients found at the market. Not only was orange sauce delicious but everyone had a really fun time preparing the ingredients. Who needs take-out when you can make your own healthier version at home?! You can watch the River Terrace food demo recap here

All of our health and nutrition programs are supported by dedicated volunteers who help make the magic of nutrition and wellness happen! If you’re interested in volunteering at a Joyful Food Market or at one of our Lobby Markets at the Commons or the Maycroft, sign-up here.

 

 

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