Empowering children and families to live strong, energetic lives.
HealthBarn USA believes kids (and the parents who love them!) will eat healthier when given the opportunity and knowledge to do so. We make living and eating healthy fun and doable through our proven hands-on healthy-lifestyle education experience for children and their families on the farm and in schools. Our spring, summer, fall and holiday seasonal programs combine research-based nutrition education, physical activity and self-esteem development in an entertaining, high-energy learning environment.
We offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity for children to be active by working on a farm and to learn about nutrition by growing, harvesting and cooking with fresh seasonal food. The authentic farm provides a natural environment to engage children and help them adopt healthy behaviors. Weekly parent workshops give parents the skills necessary to support healthy living at home. Not convinced? Watch kids in action Being a Farmer, Being a Chef, and Being Green – and you will see for yourself why HealthBarn USA is the place to be for having fun while learning to be healthy!
HealthBarn USA brings together a team of food, nutrition, agriculture and education experts who teach children important environmental concepts such as local and organic farming; sustainability; composting; recycling; and animal stewardship. These unique, hands-on programs were developed with guidance from our esteemed advisory board and in collaboration with our academic partners – Rutgers Cooperative Extension and Teacher's College at Columbia University. Click meet our team and kids advisory council to learn more.
The Ultimate "Farm-to-Fork" Experience.
Learn more about our programs from the latest media buzz:
- The Rachael Ray Show, honored Stacey Antine, MS, RD of HealthBarn USA as part of Ray's Incredible People & Healthy Eating series sponsored by the American Egg Board. Antine joins an all-star team of people recognized for their important contributions to helping communities lead healthier lives at the grass roots level.
- Relish magazine, Celebrating America's Love of Food: HealthBarn USA and its recipes were featured in the cooking with kids story, "Try It, You'll Like It."
- CNN with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CBS-TV, New York, FOX-TV Good Day and more have featured the HealthBarn USA kids in action and how our seasonal programs are empowering kids to get excited about cooking and eating naturally!
- Women's Health magazine: In Focus: Action Figures fighting for a Good Cause: Nutrition features Stacey Antine, our founder! "I wanted kids to get excited about an apple the way they do about soda," says Stacey. And we do!
In honoring our commitment to environmental conservation as part of a healthy-lifestyle, HealthBarn USA is proud to be a member Company of The Conservation Alliance, www.conservationalliance.com, joining more than 180 companies that have contributed over $10 million to local conservation organizations. We believe that working together with like-minded people and organizations will effect positive change in our local communities and for the planet!
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