Wheatsville Co-op offers a way to get kids to eat more fruit

Produce including bananas hang at the Wheatsville Food Co-op on South Lamar Boulevard. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Produce including bananas hang at the Wheatsville Food Co-op on South Lamar Boulevard. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Wheatsville Co-op launched a new program on Wednesday to make shopping a little bit more fun for kids 12 and younger. In the new Explorer program, you can stop by the hospitality desk when you start your shopping and pick up a free organic apple or banana as well as an official Explorer sticker. Wheatsville encourages kids to drop the peel or the core in the store’s composting bins.

In September, 1 percent of all store sales on Wednesdays plus additional donations will go to Austin Children’s Services.

So, start shopping and eating fruit along the way.

Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at austin360.com/raisingaustin. She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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