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Big Apple Crunch at the Madison Area YMCA Family Center and F.M. Kirby Children’s Center
Caption: Crunch! Allie Visentini and Mia Braun of Chatham bite their apples during the Big Apple Crunch at the Madison Area YMCA Family Center.
(Madison, NJ) October 26, 2016 – The Madison Area YMCA Family Center and F.M. Kirby Children’s Center celebrated the kickoff of the Healthy U program with the Big Apple Crunch. Healthy eating is a key component of the program.
Madison Mayor Bob Conley and farmer Anthony Vacchiano of Vacchiano Farm from Washington Township led the Big Apple Crunch. A vendor at the Madison Farmers Market for 24 years, Vacchiano Farm donated delicious Blondee apples and Red Liberty apples, a new variety of apple, for the event. Mayor Conley discussed “go, slow and woah” foods with the children. Students at the Kirby Center enjoyed CATCH activities before eating their apples, a "go” food. They also learned the importance of buying local and about seasonal foods.
The Madison Area YMCA is a 501c3 cause-driven charitable organization dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. All are welcome to be enriched by Y membership, programming, community wellness and health-enhancing programs, regardless of ability to pay. Generous donations to the Madison Area YMCA’s Annual Fund make it possible for everyone in our community to experience the Y.
TAPinto: 11/1/16; Patch: 11/11/16