BEANS (Better Eating, Activity, and Nutrition for Students)
BEANS is wrapping up its fourth year teaching nutrition and cooking at the schools and in the community! The Noyo Food Forest has partnered with North Coast Opportunities in this countywide program which hires six High School students in Fort Bragg to become peer nutrition educators. For the first semester of the school year, these teens attended weekly trainings at Safe Passage to learn more about healthy eating, cooking and gardening. During the second semester, BEANS peer nutrition educators reached hundreds of Elementary and Middle School kids through the KUDOS and ASSETS after-school program. The lessons are centered around the fun of preparing healthy food together. In the summer, BEANS teens go out into the community giving seven healthy food demonstrations at the Food Bank and Safe Passage Family Resource Center. The program ends on July 10th, 2013.