September is Whole Kids Foundation Month at Whole Foods Cranbrook

In September, the Whole Foods Market in Ann Arbor’s Cranbrook Shopping Center will be holding a series of events to benefit Whole Kids Foundation.

Whole Kids Foundation helps fund initiatives in schools and other organizations to help kids learn to eat a healthy diet. They help fund school gardens and salad bars including many at local schools. Ann Arbor schools to benefit include King, Honey Creek, Summers Knoll, Rudolph Steiner, and Michigan Islamic Academy. Schools in Ypsilanti and Chelsea have also received grants in the past. A full list of  past recipients can be found on the Whole Kids Foundation Website (select Michigan to see local recipients organized by city).

The application window for school garden or school salad bar grants from Whole Kids Foundation for 2015 will open on September 1 and will run through October 31.

The events sound like so much fun! Most of the events are on Wednesdays from 4-5p and cost $5. Events include Kids Book Club, Decorate Bat House, and a Pizza Baking Party. On select Fridays, they will also offer lunch specials…loaded tater tots and loaded nachos – yum, too bad my daughter will be in school during the lunch events.

Whole Foods Market Cranbrook’s events in support of Whole Kids Foundation

Growing Healthy Kids
September
Whole Kids Foundation (WKF) is dedicated to helping kids eat better – and enjoy it. Each year, WKF grants funds to schools and not-for-profits to pay for school gardens and school cafeteria salad bars. https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/


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Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant Applications
September 1 – October 31
Sharpen your pencils! Do you envision creating a school garden or enhancing an existing one? Now’s the time to submit your grant application to Whole Kids Foundation for funding in 2015.

Growing Healthy Kid’s Book Club
Wednesday, September 3, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Suggested donation to Whole Kids Foundation: $5
Lifestyle Center
Most goats eat only “junk food”—boxes, newspaper, old shoes, and tin cans, but not Gregory. He prefers foods such as fruits, vegetables, eggs, fish, bread, and butter. His parents don’t understand and take him to the doctor and they work together to find a healthy balance of Gregory’s meals. Youngsters with a parent or guardian are invited to join us for a reading of Gregory is a Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat, followed by a short discussion on healthy eating and a drawing activity. Healthy snacks will be served. Please register in advance at the customer service desk, or by calling (734) 997-7500.

Whole Kids event: Loaded Tater Tots
Friday, September 5, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
$5
With lunch today, consider a plate of tater tots loaded with good will. We’ll garnish your tots with your choice of toppings. One hundred percent of your payment will benefit the Whole Kids Foundation.

Growing Healthy Kid’s Club: Decorate a Bat House
Wednesday, September 10, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
$5
Lifestyle Center
Join us to decorate a take-home bat house. Need a snack? Pick up a sandwich for $3 (choose from PB&J, and honey/banana). All proceeds from both the workshop and the snack benefit Whole Kids Foundation. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please register in advance at the customer service desk, or by calling (734) 997-7500.

Growing Healthy Kids: Pizza Baking Party
Wednesday, September 17, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
$5 per family or group
Lifestyle Center
An enjoyable activity for the whole family, as well as individuals of any age! Join bread man Tony, founder of Easy Artisan Breads, and create your own healthy pizza using his super easy bread mixes. Participants are invited to create and top their pizza using the ingredients and toppings provided, and Tony will bake the finished pies. Take your pizza home, or enjoy it in the classroom. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please register at the customer service desk or by calling (734) 997-7500.

Whole Kids event: Loaded Nachos
Friday, September 19, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
$5
With lunch today, consider a plate of nachos loaded with good will. We’ll garnish your nachos with toppings of your choice. One hundred percent of your payment will benefit the Whole Kids Foundation.

Whole Foods Cranbrook is located at 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway in Ann Arbor.

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