Eating fresh this summer with Jennifer Garner, Frigidaire and Gowalla #eatfresh

 Jennifer Garner and Adam KayeIf you’re a regular reader of this blog, you may remember when the kids and I attended the Kids Good for You Cooking Academy Event with Jennifer Garner and Frigidaire back in January. We had a fantastic time and Nathan’s picture made People magazine, the New York Post and several celebrity gossip websites.

Well, earlier this month, actress Jennifer Garner once again joined parents and children, this time for a lesson in eating fresh and healthy. The farm fresh cooking experience was led by Adam Kaye, chef and kitchen director at Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant, a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement.

Together, they kicked off the Frigidaire Kids’ Cooking Academy Summer Session, giving families the chance to learn about the seasonality of food and gain first-hand experience preparing just-picked ingredients.

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“I’m a huge fan and avid supporter of my local farmer’s market,” said Jennifer. “Showing kids how foods go from farm to table is an important first step in creating healthy eating habits. The Frigidaire Summer School is a great way to educate kids and their parents about the importance of eating fresh.”

You can check out tips and recipes from Chef Adam Kaye on Frigidaire’s Make Time for Change website.

Check in with Gowalla and raise money for Save the Children

To help give more children access to fresh foods, Frigidaire is working with Gowalla, a social media smart phone app. Using Gowalla, every time you check in at your local farmer’s market, Frigidaire will make a $1 donation to Save the Children as part of their $500,000 commitment to the cause.

“We’re proud to be partnering with Frigidaire and Jennifer Garner to raise awareness for such an important and mobilizing issue,” said Andy Ellwood, director of business development at Gowalla. “We’re working together with our community to encourage people to participate and show their support for Save the Children. It truly embodies Gowalla’s philanthropic mission, and is a great example of using social media for social good.”

You can also make a commitment to eat fresh at Frigidaire.com to trigger a donation. Plus, you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a new Frigidaire Gallery French Door Refrigerator.

For more information go to maketimeforchange.com or connect with Frigidaire on Facebook or Twitter.

All pictures courtesy of Frigidaire.

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Disclosure: I’m a former Frigidaire Test Drive Mom and was sent a gift card and a reusable shopping bag to take my family to our local farmer’s market.

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