The Student Shopper Program is our fastest growing program to date. With a goal to extend the boundaries of the home and classroom, this community driven program transforms the process of educating young impressionable minds. The program places an emphasis on team building and discipline in the areas of health and financial literacy. In 2013 we increased the program to include three new schools for a total of five participating schools in the Greater Wilmington Area. Our goal for 2015 is to raise enough sponsorships to have 12 schools participating in the Student Shopper program for the 2016 school year.
The Student Shopper program is based on our philosophy that an early education in health and financial literacy predict better futures for our children. A community driven effort which extends the boundaries of home and the classroom, Student Shopper is designed to educate elementary (3rd to 5th grade) students about nutrition, and teach them about the importance of planning, budgets and shopping to make an impact on the food choices they make going forward. Through experienced based learning using a local ShopRite store as a living classroom, we engage students, teachers and parents with techniques for smart shopping and healthy eating using the USDA MyPlate model that encourages nutritious and balanced meals. The Kenny Family Foundation is aligned with ShopRite for this venture who allow us to have the time of their dietitian and the campus of their stores. The ShopRite mission is “To Care Deeply About People, Helping Them to Eat Well and Be Happy” and The Kenny Family Foundation mission is to “Create a Sustainable Future” for New Castle County. Together, we will support our communities, providing fun experiences that educate families on healthy choices and eating well on a budget.
Participation is required for the in-school experiences before the session at the ShopRite stores.
School Visit #1- Introduction
The Kenny Family Foundation and a dietitian from ShopRite will visit your school
School Visit #2- Parent Involvement Visit
The Kenny Family Foundation and a dietitian from ShopRite will visit your fall Parent Night or PTA meeting
School Visit #3- Classroom Student Sessions
KFFDElegates and the ShopRite Dietitian will lead a 45 to 60-minute interactive presentation in your grades 3th-5th classrooms to introduce students to important nutrition concepts, provide background knowledge about healthy eating, and prepare students for the subsequent in-store experience.
Transportation and food will be provided by The Kenny Family Foundation.
All participants will be given a shirt upon entrance, fed lunch at the conclusion of the program and leave with a snack.
Using a scavenger hunt format and hands-on activities, ShopRite dietitians, KFFDelegates, Parents and Teachers will lead the in-store experience that reinforces with tangible demonstration the lessons introduced during the in-school experience.