Field Trip Factory has partnered with Weis, Schnucks, and the Spartan Nash group of grocery stores including D&W Freshmarkets, Dan’s Supermarket, Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Markets, and VG’s Grocery. Each of these grocers offers FREE engaging tours for students to learn about nutrition, the farm-to-table chain, and what makes a balanced meal. Students will use their decision-making and communication skills during each trip to make healthy food choices, and learn about these important neighbors in their communities.
Two Hands-On Field Trips at Weis Markets – Explorers and Mystery Tours
The Explorers field trip is offered to students in grades PreK to 5th. This trip appeals to all of the senses, as students explore the various departments of the market with their hands, eyes, noses, ears, and taste buds. Students will also enjoy a tasty treat that they create.
The Mystery Tours field trip is offered to students in grades 2nd to 4th. Students will explore the market to help solve a mystery. By reading nutrition labels and sampling foods, students will try to help Energetic George regain his energy. They’ll discover all the benefits of choosing healthy foods and staying physically active.
Both experiences are approximately 90 minutes long.
Eat a Rainbow at Schnucks
This hour-long food adventure is appropriate for students in grades PreK to 5th. Students will acquire the skills to make healthy food choices, as they explore the aisles of the grocery store and learn how food moves from the farm to the store, and finally on to their plates. Schnucks’ Registered Dietitians developed the tour with kids in mind, ensuring the nutrition messages about the food groups and portion size are easy to understand and remember.
Kids Crew Supermarket Tours
Food groups, balanced meals, portion size, My Plate, nutrients – these topics and more will be discussed on this 60-minute experience. Appropriate for students in grades PreK to 6th, the tour provides facts about making healthy choices right in the aisles of the store. Students will discover what their bodies need to perform at their best, and then learn to read nutrition labels in order to make informed decisions.
The Kids Crew Supermarket tours can be found at your local D&W Freshmarkets, Dan’s Supermarkets, Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Markets, and VG’s Grocery stores.
Book your summer tour today or start planning your fall field trips by visiting the Field Trip Factory website!