Healthy Futures Start Here
Young members of the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton’s Early Childhood department are learning about healthy eating habits as part of their overall early childhood education focused on reducing obesity and increasing active living. With partnerships from the Clifton Health Department, City Green, and Montclair State University, our youngest members planted fruits and vegetables from seedlings, made delicious strawberry radish salsa, and salads, and took field trips to local farms. Early Childhood teachers were trained in delivering a curriculum, which included preschool garden activities and lesson plans. City Green’s “Veggie Mobile” visited the Club to provide students and their families with the experience of shopping at a mobile farmer’s market. Youngsters “purchased” a freshly picked apple with their “City Green Buck.” Their apple became their afternoon snack. Little bites; big impact.
About the Grantee
The Mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton is to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For over 70 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton has provided targeted programs that help youth achieve academic success, good character and citizenship, and a healthy lifestyle.