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Actress Visits Yorktown to Teach Healthy Eating

Actress Jennifer Garner made a trip to Yorktown Thursday to teach children and parents about the benefits of eating fresh foods.

“I’m a huge fan and avid supporter of my local Farmers Market,” Garner said.

The Alias star picked vegetables at Hilltop Hanover Farm and then visited Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant to kick off the Frigidaire Kids’ Cooking Academy Summer Session , which teaches families the benefits and ways to prepare freshly picked ingredients.

“Showing kids how foods go from farm to table is an important first step in creating healthy eating habits,” Garner said in a press release. “The Frigidaire Summer School is a great way to educate kids and their parents about the importance of eating fresh.”

Frigidaire also unveiled a partnership with Gowalla , a location-based social network.  If Gowalla users “check in” at their farmers market, the company will donate $1 to Save the Children .

“We’re working together with our community to encourage people to participate and show their support for Save the Children.  It truly embodies Gowalla’s philanthropic mission, and is a great example of using social media for social good,” said Andy Ellwood, director of business development at Gowalla.

Ellwood said the partnership between his company, Garner, Frigidaire and Save the Children could help awareness on the issue of eating fresh.

The partnership and campaign will help children learn about and develop healthy eating habits, said Save the Children’s Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs Mark Shriver.

“Save the Children’s CHANGE program is working to provide children living in poverty in rural America with access to nutritious snacks, like fresh fruits and whole grains, and opportunities to get some healthy exercise,” Shriver said in a press release. “With continued support from Frigidaire and Jennifer Garner, we’re helping give children the foundation they need for a lifetime of good health.”

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