Fairway Market's second "Foodie Friends Class" will teach kids how to navigate the store, shop, pack their own lunch, prepare fresh dishes, and understand healthy routines.
Hannah Netter, children's culinary instructor at Fairway Woodland Park, will teach the class, which will include Halloween colors and art. Netter has more than a decade of experience working in childcare and currently manages and teaches children's cooking classes as part of the New York-based company.
Held at the Fairway in Woodland Park, N.J., the class will be held Oct. 17 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for ages 4-6 and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for ages 7-11.
"We want to educate youngsters to become aware of what they are eating at an early age in order to develop smart eating habits," said Herb Ruetsch, CEO of Fairway Market. "This is a great way to give back to the communities that we serve, and the classes are ongoing throughout the year."
Each participant will take home a Fairway Market lunch box that they will have time to decorate during the class; a coupon for their guardians to come back and shop; the food they prepared during the class; a Fairway grocery pad and pen; and a recap of what they accomplished for the day.
Tickets are $5 per class, and parents are welcomed but not required to attend as each class will be supervised.