BACK FOR SUMMER 2019
WE GOT THE BEET – Free for Adults & Children
Registration for the program will be in person at the Market.
Join the Beet for a third 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 attending the stations each week participants will be given special lesson reinforcements to help them lead a healthy life! 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, 10am-12 pm from June 8th, 2019 to August 10th, 2019. 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.
At each 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.
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.
This year, participate on Wednesdays INSIDE the MARKET on the FRONT ROW and Saturdays upstairs in the ARMORY! Follow the arrow outside if you forget where to go!
Kickoff Bash – Saturday, June 8 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 12||June 15||Craft|
|June 19||June 22||Movement|
|June 26||June 29||Cooking|
|July 3||July 6||Craft|
|July 10||July 13||Movement|
|July 17||July 20||Cooking|
|July 24||July 27||Craft|
|July 31||August 3||Movement|
|August 7||August 10||Cooking|
Programs will begin every half hour and last roughly 20 minutes. Attend sessions to receive weekly prizes!
We Got The Beet by Jiggy M.
Official song of the We Got The Beet Summer Program Series!
Listen on Spotify, Download it on iTunes, and learn the dance on YouTube.
Results from Year 1
This dynamic program would not be possible without volunteers! Volunteers will be used in a variety of ways each week. From checking participants 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 as well as adults.