Grow Education Archives
January 19, 2021
With the winter solstice behind us and daylight increasing once again, now is the time for seeds! Coming out of 2020, there were many values and teachings on the importance of diversity and resilience - from our personal and global health, to our community values of race. Learning about seeds presents a perfect opportunity to make these associations with the elementary students we are working with in New Bedford. Click to read more!
January 7, 2021
Meet our FoodCorps Service Members, Keri Cusson DeFusco and Mikaeala Thiboutot. They're an integral part of the Grow Education team this year; learn more about them in this fun feature!
January 7, 2021
Meet Crystal Lister, the founder of Healthy Bites Meal Prep in New Bedford. She helps New Bedford residents and beyond with improving their diets and staying committed to their health.
December 21, 2020
Good health is certainly a gift and 2020 has helped us see that quite clearly. The Grow Education team is always mindful of community health and the role we play in developing healthier communities. Click here for our gift to you: a mindful eating exercise that will help you enjoy your food more deeply and improve your total well-being!
November 18, 2020
What do mindfulness and the lifecycle of garlic have to do with one another? Click to find out!
November 9, 2020
Meet Cathy Henriques, Cafeteria Manager at Jacobs Elementary School! She's the Grow Education "Face of Food" in New Bedford for the month of November. We're grateful for Cathy and all her work with the New Bedford Food & Nutrition Services team.
October 26, 2020
Each month we’re highlighting people working toward making school meals for NBPS students healthy, delicious and culturally relevant. We’re asking them questions about food, education and self-care so that we can learn from each others’ experiences and bring this knowledge back to the classroom and garden. This month meet Rob Shaheen, Director of Food Services at New Bedford Public Schools.
SouthCoastToday.com – October 26, 2020 – Getting their hands dirty: Program connects New Bedford students to local farms, provides 3 million meals per year
October 26, 2020
The city of New Bedford is teaming up with local farmers to provide three million meals per year for students as a part of New Bedford’s Farm to School program, an initiative co-directed by the Marion Institute's Grow Education program.
October 22, 2020
In Wareham, the Marion Institute recently partnered with the Gleason Family YMCA which serves as a distribution site, and has now teamed up with Jowaun Gamble, the founder of Community Youth Empowerment, to hand out 20 pound boxes of fresh produce at the Wareham Boys and Girls Club each Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.
October 20, 2020
The task of cultivating health-promoting structures and routines can be difficult, but new research highlights just how necessary support and structure are to the health and wellness of a particularly vulnerable group: the nation’s 25 million teens. As parents and caregivers, there are several ways we can help teens develop resilience against stress and anxiety, particularly when faced with unsettling circumstances.