Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Sponsors Fresh Fridays in Partnership with Boston Children’s Museum and Boston Public Market

Encouraging families to make healthy food choices and enjoy meals together

Shopping, cooking, and eating together form important childhood learning experiences and support healthy cognitive, physical, and emotional development, leading to healthy lifestyles in the future.

To encourage families to make healthy food choices and enjoy meals together, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has joined forces with Boston Children’s Museum and Boston Public Market to present “Fresh Fridays,” a series of free outdoor events at the Museum this July. Fresh Fridays will feature demonstrations of kid-friendly recipes, a farm stand offering free locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables where kids can “shop,” and music.

“We’re thrilled to be working with two organizations that help bring food and family together,” said Karen Voci, President of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. “We want to make it easier for families to shop for and cook fresh, healthy food and enjoy meals together – and these events will make doing that fun.”

Fresh Fridays will take place from 5:30PM – 7:30PM on July 7, 14, 21, and 28, outside Boston Children’s Museum on Fort Point Channel. Visitors can enjoy the waterfront along with a variety of free family-friendly activities, including:


  • Demonstrations by Boston Public Market highlighting kid-friendly recipes, simple cooking techniques, and opportunities to experiment with different food combinations.
  • Mobile farm stand for children and families to select and bring home three choices of complimentary locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables from Boston Public Market vendors.
  • A chance to taste and learn about new foods.

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