A big thanks to all of those who came out and participated in this afternoon’s Social Media Week DC event, Snacktime: Collaboratively Improving Kids’ Nutrition & Fitness….and Having Some Fun Along the Way. I am proud to say that this was the only Social Media Week DC event that had programming specifically for kids. Kid Power DC, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Capital Area Food Bank, and Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital just rocked it. Check out these pictures:
Happy Family Brands was a terrific in-kind sponsor, providing smoothies for all! Yummy!
For the grown-ups, Katie Harvey from Kid Power DC’s Veggie Time program, Andrea Northup from Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture’s Farm to School Program, and Marla Caplon from Montgomery County Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services provided a great overview of the key nutrition and fitness issues, challenges and programs in the DC area. The session was super-interactive, exploring such challenges as how to educate kids about health and nutrition so that they can be the catalysts of change in their families, how leverage social media when so many families of under-served kids do not have computers in their homes, and how to get kids to like vegetables!Thanks so much to all of those who participated and attended. It was a wonderful opportunity to bring these issues into the social media arena.