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Childhood Nutrition Event to be Held at Luzerne County Head Start

June 15, 2022

The City of Wilkes-Barre Health Department in conjunction with Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. and Maternal & Family Health Services will host an infant & childhood nutrition event in the parking lot of Luzerne County Head Start’s Wilkes-Barre office, 23 Beekman St., on Tues., June 21st from 11am-3pm.

Healthy eating at a young age is important for proper growth and development. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020–2025 recommend those 2-years and older follow a healthy eating pattern that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables.

During the event, a $15 voucher for the Wilkes-Barre farmers market will be provided to attendees (one voucher per family). A number of area agencies will also be on hand to provide information, activities and kid-friendly giveaways for those in attendance. Those in attendance include:

  • Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.
  • Maternal & Family Health Services
  • Luzerne Wyoming County MH/DS Early Intervention Program
  • Food Demonstrations from the Commissions on Economic Opportunity
  • Dinner 4 Kids
  • Women, Infants & Children
  • Free 2BMom
  • Penn State Extension Co-op
  • Community Health Bags from The Domestic Violence Service Center
  • The City of Wilkes-Barre Health Department’s ‘Healthy Bear’ and ‘Wheel of Health’

Nutrition education materials will also be distributed to families. Plus, don’t miss a special appearance from TUX, the Wilkes/Barre Scranton Penguins mascot from 11am -12pm! The event is free, open to the public and has plenty of parking.

This project was funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant.



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