BACK FOR SUMMER 2018
WE GOT THE BEET – Free for Adults & Children
Join the Beet for a second year as we move, shake, and EVEN BAKE our way to wellness! Youth programming will include movement, craft activities, and cooking demonstrations in order to engage a variety of learners. After each cooking demonstration, participants who have attended for two out of three consecutive programs will be given a “Beet Box” that contains produce and recipes from that day’s lesson. Attend weekly to build your knowledge of a healthy lifestyle and celebrate your success at Graduation.
The We Got the Beet campaign activities will occur every Wednesday and Saturday, 10-12pm from June to August. Educational programming will be offered to both children and adults (scroll down for more information) to include cooking demonstrations with tastings, recipes, and meal-starter kits.
We Got the Beet, a collaborative effort between the City of Lynchburg, Central Virginia Health District of Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Cooperative Extension, builds on the previous successes of the award-winning Lynchburg is for Locavores campaign that raised awareness about eating locally produced fresh and healthy foods.
At every program, participants are invited to take the “Two Bite Challenge” by tasting fresh fruits & vegetables not once, but twice! Record your reaction in your “Beet Book” or “Beet Bio” and turn it in to receive items like spatulas, measuring cups, and apple cutters that will help stock their kitchen with necessary cooking supplies.
Kickoff Bash – Saturday, June 9 from 10am-12pm
Kid’s & Adult Programs from 10am-12pm*
Camp Group hour runs between 11am-12pm weekly.
Two chances to attend each week!
|June 13||June 16||Craft|
|June 20||June 23||Movement|
|June 27||June 30||Cooking|
|July 11||July 14||Movement|
|July 18||July 21||Cooking|
|July 25||July 28||Craft|
|August 1||August 4||Movement|
|August 8||August 11||Cooking|
*August 15 – Make up lesson for adults from July 4. Children BACK TO SCHOOL
Programs will begin every half hour and last roughly 20 minutes. Attend two out of three weeks to qualify for a free monthly Beet Box Chef Starter Kit during the cooking demonstration session.
We Got The Beet by Jiggy M.
Official song of the We Got The Beet Summer Program Series!
Download it on iTunes and learn the dance on YouTube.
Cooking Demonstrations with Local Chefs
This dynamic program would not be possible without volunteers! Volunteers will be used in a variety of ways each week. From checking kids in, handing out yummy fruit or vegetable samples, helping with a craft or movement activity, to setup and clean up. Volunteers will be interacting with area youth ranging in age from 6-12.