POTTSTOWN PA – Helping families work together to increase their nutrition knowledge and family communication skills is the goal of a new, fun program being offered this spring by the Pottstown School District’s Wellness Council, Penn State Cooperative Extension educator Mandel Smith said.
The council will begin “FRIDGE,” an acronym for “Food Related Inter-generational Discussion Group Experiences,” on April 11 (2012; Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. in Room 130 of Pottstown Middle School, 600 N. Franklin St., and continue it for four sessions weekly through May 2. The series is free to families in the Pottstown School District with children in the middle and high schools; at least one adult is expected to accompany each child.
Families participating in FRIDGE will learn to set family eating goals. Sessions will include games and activities designed to families to strengthen positive communication about food. Each session will include dinner prepared by those involved. Participants also will be eligible to receive a gift card and other incentives once they complete the series.
Space is limited and advance registration is required. For more information or to register, call Smith at 610-489-4315 or send an e-mail, here.