February 19, 2021

Hooked On Health!

How Kids Learn to Choose Berries Over Candy

“Improved Health” is a goal we work on with every child. Noticing kids asking for chips and ramen for after-school snacks, Friend Cheyanne began encouraging her youth to try new fruits and veggies each week, even uncommon ones like kiwi and dragon fruit. When Cheyanne’s mentee *Sandy was paired with new Friend Naomi, she spoke up right away about continuing the tradition. Recently, Naomi delivered fresh strawberries along with treats for a movie night. Sandy looked right past the candy, popcorn and juice to the box of berries. “Yes!” she exclaimed, as her sister shouted, “The berries are here!”

*Name changed for privacy