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Welcome to Colorado Cooking up Healthy Options with Plants (CHOP)! CHOP is a three-year program for child care providers, funded by a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Team Nutrition Training grant. CHOP’s goal is to get kids in care eating more seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables and/or on-site garden produce.
 
We were on Colorado Public Radio - listen here: To Keep Kids from Dodging Veggies Colorado Wants to Hook 'em Young.
 
There are many ways to get started:
  • Grow it, Try it, Like it! garden-based nutrition education curriculum.
  • Taste tests.
  • Buying local in-season fruits and vegetables.
  • Staff culinary training and coaching.
  • Family and community activities.
  • On-site gardening activities.
 
CHOP sub-grant application
2018 applications are closed. Check back in the fall of 2018 for the next opportunity.
 
CHOP webinars
Get tips for planting and keeping your gardens and find delicious recipes for your harvest.
 
CHOP Newsletters

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