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Grow, Try, and Buy at the Healthy Kids Festival 

August 27, 2023

Our education partners at the University of Nevada, Reno Extension have been hosting the Healthy Kids Festival for more than a decade. This fun, free, family-friendly event aims to teach kids about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, including physical activity and proper nutrition. The day will be filled with tons of interactivities including learning from local healthy nutrition and physical activity specialists, enjoy Chef Demos and tasty food samples, get their hands dirty by learning a little gardening, have fun and get active dancing to music plus other physical activities, and all while having the chance to win cool prizes! 

Chefs for Kids is proud to support our partners at the Extension by hosting a booth every year – and this year we’re pretty stoked about it. We will be sponsoring a “Grow, Try and Buy” free farmers market where kids can learn where food comes from, how to pick it, and, most fun, TRY fresh produce. 

A little girl smiles behind a table of fresh vegetables.

Here’s how it’ll work: 

  • Grow a sweet potato by “picking” it out of a dirt pot
  • Try this pleasantly flavored vegetable in the form of a sweet potato smoothie and sweet potato pancake
  • Buy fresh produce to take home with two free tokens – one to select a fruit and the other to select a vegetable

Sound like fun? Make plans to bring your family! The event is free, but pre-registration is highly encouraged. Pre-register now and let us know you’ll be coming!

Want to volunteer? There are plenty of opportunities and different time slots to help at the festival throughout the day. Sign up today and make a difference in a child’s life!

The event takes place Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Paradise Recreation Center 4775 McLeod Dr, Las Vegas, NV  89121.

Hope to see you there!

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