The grocery store turned out to be a perfect classroom for some Franklin pre-schoolers Wednesday, as they spent the day there learning about giving and receiving.
For the 13th year in a row, students from Primrose School visited the Kroger in Cool Springs. There, they balanced learning about healthy eating with learning the value of generosity.
"We also discuss food and nutrition - healthy food and unhealthy food. They went through magazines and cut out examples of each and graphed them. Then we talked about how much money they'd have to spend," said mother Carissa Holzer. "So what the children are doing is they created a list of healthy foods they came to buy, and it's all being donated to Second Harvest so they know they're giving back to our community."
At 4 and 5 years old, who knows how much of that sinks in, but the belief here is you're never too young to learn.
Mother Tracy Grant is confident that the shopping spree is a win-win for hunger and for education.
"They'll pick up things and go, 'This is healthy,' and their friends will say, 'That's not healthy! That's not on the healthy list.' And they'll understand that," she said.
The school has devoted this entire month to donating. Now, $100 worth of food is on its way to Second Harvest Food Bank thanks to the kids and their shopping.
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