Bridgewater Hosts “Stone Soup Day” for Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month

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October 4, 2016
Rebecca Perkins

On Saturday, Sept 24, Bridgewater Township hosted a family event In recognition of Fruits and Veggies –More Matters Month and in support of the Jersey Fresh Campaign. The event featured activities for children, including story time and crafts projects, as well as healthy nutrition displays and tastings of vegetable soup and fresh fruit and veggie sampling.  The day’s activities were held in the park at the Bridgewater Municipal Complex.

Bridgewater is one of three selected municipalities in Healthier Somerset’s NJHCN grant. Serena Collado, community health director at RWJ Somerset and Healthier Somerset convener, hosted an exhibit and spoke on the importance of incorporating fruits and vegetables into a daily diet (5 a Day) and highlighted farmers markets in the area.

Serena distributed 25 farmers markets vouchers and produce bags that we distribute at our presentations.

Healthier Somerset congratulates Bridgewater Mayor Dan Hayes, Bridgewater health officers, and all those who planned and participated in this great family event!

Bridgewater Mayor Dan Hayes welcomes The Green Planet Band, who performed at the event. Members of the band are Kylee Rapp – 10 years old – Guitar and Vocals Tyler Rapp – 8 years old – Drums Anna Rapp –  8 years old – Bass Guitar.  Tyler and Anna are twins.

 

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