Tasty Days is a program that is invested in the lives of children and teens in the Rhea County School area. Tasty Days provides kids in our local school system with fruits and vegetables as an alternative to unhealthy foods that are often provided. We believe that providing kids with a healthier option at a young age will positively influence their snacking habits in the future. This year, our goal is to introduce 700 students twice a month to fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Farmer’s Market
In the summer of 2015, the Farmer’s Market changed locations from the Courthouse area downtown, to the Point Park Parking lot behind the Rhea County Welcome Center (in between the walking track and the tennis courts). The new, convenient location at the heart of Rhea County, provides fresh, pesticide-free fruit and vegetables, such as watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, tomatoes, potatoes, beets, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, radishes, onions, and more. Head down to the Farmer’s Market now to support your local farmers and pick up some delicious fruit and vegetables in the process.
Community Nutrition Education
The Community Nutrition Education program began in 2015 and is made up of two different classes. The first class is called, “Dining with Diabetes,” and is comprised of 4 sessions that teaches residents the benefits of cooking within their diabetic restrictions. The second class is called the “Lifetime Health Class.” The Lifetime Health Class equips 25 school teachers with healthy-eating habits so that they can then share them with their students in the classroom.