Feed Me Fresh – Our year round garden to table nutrition curriculum offers an exceptional approach to healthy eating and nutrition education. With the help of a team of nutritionists, farmers and chefs, MKCCC has created a hands-on curriculum that builds a natural appreciation for fresh, whole food.
At the heart of the FMF program are the Center’s organic gardens – 1,000 sq. ft of raised beds. In the winter, with the help of Susan Rubin, our farm educator, each age group plans their gardens and orders seeds. The gardens are planted and tended throughout the growing season by our children and their classroom teachers. Every week toddlers, preschoolers and school aged children prepare new recipes to taste, enjoy and share with their families. FMF cooking and gardening classes teach the children where their food comes from while exposing them to tastes and textures of a variety of fresh vegetables
We serve children delicious meals and snacks prepared in our Feed Me Fresh kitchen. We use fresh whole ingredients and source food from local farms as often as possible.
We host family dinners and parent/community education on relevant topics.
In 2008, based on our innovative Feed Me Fresh program, Mount Kisco Child Care Center was designated the first slow food school in Westchester by Slow Food USA.