Policy in Plainer English

Children and Healthy Eating

April 05, 2021 Helen Labun Season 3 Episode 11
Policy in Plainer English
Children and Healthy Eating
Show Notes

This episode we talk with two people leading programs that engage with children around topics in healthy eating: Koi Boynton, from Healthy Roots Collaborative, and Emmy Wollenburg, from RiseVT speaking about Dinner Together.

If you're interested in programs designed to help children access healthy food, our earlier episode on Help Me Grow also touched on this topic.

In this episode, Koi mentions that Farm-to-School is a long-established approach in Vermont - which is true, we are one of the leading states in the country in farm-to-school programming. To learn more about Farm-to-School resources, check out the Vermont FEED (Food Education Every Day) website.

We did not talk a whole lot about the idea of making healthy choices convenient choices, but that, too, is an established approach. For an example of programs designed with the idea of making healthy food choices the default, check these resources from the Vermont Foodbank