With the assistance of Harris Teeter’s Assistant Store Manager, Tonya Skinner, the students searched through the local grocery store, identifying foods they have studied in their weekly health enrichment classes. Skinner provided several taste testing stations where students sampled a variety of nutritious items such as cantaloupe, currants and mango juice. Students were also challenged to find out how much a cantaloupe weighs, how many potatoes are in a five-pound bag and how many different types of apples could be found in the store.
All participants received a bag of healthy snacks provided by Harris Teeter. The field trip was made possible through a grant from the Talbot Family Network (TFN) for the Healthy Habits program.
Founded in November, 2012, The Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (ChesMRC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that empowers people from different cultures to become successful and engaged members of our community by coordinating educational and informational programs. Since its inception, ChesMRC has provided services to more than 1,600 non-English speakers in Talbot and surrounding counties, involving over 3000 separate requests for information and referral. For more information, please visit our website at www.chesmrc.org or contact the office at 443-786-1120.