Del Monte Foods Partnership
GrowingGreat is thrilled to announce the second year of our comprehensive, national partnership with Del Monte Foods, Inc. Del Monte is sponsoring GrowingGreat Veggies & Fruit: a National STEM Education Program, expanding our hands-on science and nutrition activities from Southern California to science centers, children’s museums and zoos across the country. Together, we will transform gardens into outdoor STEM labs that empower children to make healthy food choices. GrowingGreat and Del Monte share a deep commitment to healthy fruits and vegetables, healthier families and a healthier planet.
After an extensive national search, Del Monte chose GrowingGreat due to our pioneering success in Los Angeles, our commitment to hands-on STEM education, and our ability to impact thousands of children nationwide through strong partnerships with science centers.
Del Monte Foods’s sponsorship supports GrowingGreat’s leadership of a group of eight education partners implementing nutrition and STEM programs at: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Carnegie Science Center, Detroit Zoo, Discovery Center, Discovery Place Kids, Marbles Kids Museum, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Saint Louis Science Center. Impact results will be shared at national conferences and webinars hosted by the Association of Science and Technology Centers.
GrowingGreat remains equally committed to the 16,000 children in Los Angeles we impact each year, 70% in under-resourced communities. We miss the children from all of our GrowingGreat schools and libraries very much. We are doing our best to stay in touch and support families while their children are learning at home. This How to Make a Smoothie video is part of our series for parents. These include cooking, garden and STEM activities and are available in Spanish too. We are sharing these at-home learning activities on Instagram so we invite you to join in from home! Just follow us to get your weekly activity: https://www.instagram.com/growinggreat/. You can also share your photos with us using #growinggreat and we will share them with the rest of the community.