Information on food production, waste, and healthy eating with Delaware youth

Hunger Conference
Children look for worms in the compost pile while learning about fruit and vegetable production at the third annual Delaware children’s hunger conference.

Focused on sharing messages of food security, production and waste, faculty and staff from University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) and Cooperative Extension recently attended Delaware’s third annual children’s hunger conference in Wilmington. According to Feeding America, one in every six children in Delaware struggles with hunger.

Hosted by the Delaware Food Bank, in partnership with Brae’s Brown Bags and First Chance Delaware, this event brought children from across the state together for a morning of learning and advocacy.  Activities included environmental lessons on pollinators and composting, experiences with hands-on gardening and grocery shopping, physical fitness and yoga exercises, and a letter writing campaign that ended with 100 letters for Delaware legislators hand-written by the group of elementary and middle school attendees. Read the full article on UDaily