NC Crunch

NC Crunch this Fall celebrated NC Farm to School and Early Care and Education Month by hosting events at more than a dozen Wake County Childcare including Bambino’s Playschool and A Safe Place Child Enrichment Center, with programs that support healthy eating habits. NC Crunch recognizes how healthy eating contributes to child and family well-being, while also promoting North Carolina agriculture by crunching into locally grown fruits and vegetables!

Bambino’s Playschool, a current POD site, is committed to making a shift in the way children and their families view healthy eating. The owner/director, Adria Boyd, takes great pride in only serving children fresh produce. The school’s chef, affectionately known as Mama Jenkins, makes eating healthy meals fun and inviting for children. Her passion for healthy eating is inspiring. Bambino’s is licensed for 164 children birth-K.

For many years POD site a Safe Place has served as an inspiring, collaborative NLI research and professional development resource production site, including several YouTube Gardening With Young Children video “shorts.”