Going Green Heart at the Harvest Dinner!

 For the past couple of months, I have been working with an organization called The Green Heart Project  while teaching Cooking Matters classes to kids and parents at a local elementary school. These classes help to teach families about nutrition, healthy cooking, and life skills while The Green Heart Project is a farm-to-school initiative that serves to connect kids to the food that they eat.

 The Harvest Dinner is an annual fundraiser for The Green Heart Project that features a delicious meal made with local produce and meats, live music, kids activities, and a farmer’s market.
I love being a part of something that brings together a community and events like The Harvest Dinner are exactly why I chose to work in the field of nutrition.

I was so happy to have the opportunity to volunteer at the event while making LOTS of smoothie samples loaded up with fresh fruits and vegetables. It was so fun to see the kids and families so excited to try our creations and just have a blast blending away! My favorite part of the night was when herds and herds of children kept coming by our table for more samples and ask us if we could add more of their favorite fruits and veggies. They absolutely loved them! Why I do what I do right there.

I am so encouraged and motivated by the work that Green Heart and Cooking Matters is doing for students and communities in the Charleston area. It is so important to engage children in activities that promote health, community, self-esteem, and confidence, and this organization does just that. It was such a blessing to be a part of this event and can I just say that my city is the COOLEST?!! 

The event featured a fabulous community farmers market stocked with tons of beautiful, local produce that we used in many of our smoothie creations. We even got to take home a crate of veggies! So much green going on. I was in my happy place.

IT’S THE WEEKEND! Hope you have a fabulous one.

With love, love, and more love,
Emily

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