There are many ways to introduce children to healthy eating and cooking healthy meals. It is especially important to introduce children who are at risk for obesity and other health problems to healthy meal planning and eating. Children who are at risk for hunger are an important group that should be included in programs that teach healthy eating and meal planning.
Susan Morin saw a need for a way to target children who are at risk for hunger in 2010 when she founded the Yummy Stuff Club. She started her organization to provide healthy snacks and bottled water for at-risk children at several schools in the Sarasota County School System. Her organization has grown in the four years since its beginning, and she recently accepted a grant for 2014 from the Michael Saunders Realty Company here in Sarasota. She has received support from many other community organizations.
The Yummy Stuff Club offers programs with hands-on onsite programs to teach healthy eating and meal planning for ages 5-10. Early childhood educators teach developmentally appropriate ways to choose healthy foods with stories, games, and songs.
The Yummy Stuff Club welcomes corporate sponsors and volunteers to heal with its programs. Its home office is located at 3100 Fruitville Road in Sarasota. The Club also sponsors Healthy Pantries in several schools in the Sarasota County School System. Pantries are located in Emma A. Booker Elementary, Gocio Elementary, Brentwood Elementary, and Wilkinson elementary.
Interested sponsors may log on at www.yummystuffclub.com for contact information.