Micro Farms occur at each of the sites to complement age appropriate lessons, which includegardening, agriculture, botany, and environmental studies. Sites city-wide have utilized CHMF'sprograms to great success. Due to consistent instruction (and delicious veggies), demand for ourMicro Farms and hands-on nutrition education has grown. Parents report that their kids now ask for our "celery boats" and lettuce wraps at home.
Total Revenue and Support:
total revenues from all sources, according to your most recent audit or financial statement (Format: $xxx,xxx)
2011: $55,0002012 to date: $47,500
date of your most recent audit or financial statement
Under $100,000 revenue not audit needed.
Children, Youth & Families: School Readiness
Fit Within Children, Youth & Families Priorities
Briefly describe how your project fits within the Foundation priorities for CYF
Our proposed project will impact day cares, preschools, and learning centers in low-incomeneighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. In the neighborhoods we are targeting, many childrenreceive their most significant meal of the day from convenience stores. This lack of nutritionleads not only to immediate fatigue, decreased attention spans, and depression, but diabetes,cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic disease. The nutrition a child receives duringthe critical transition from birth, through early and mid childhood affects their ability to focus,learn, and grow.Our programs deliver plentiful nutrition in the form of fresh produce, and equip early childhoodteachers, administrators, and guardians to continue preparing healthy meals and snacks. Thisincreases early childhood success in all areas of growth and learning, and prevents children fromentering elementary school with inhibited learning abilities.