Photographs By Kevin Zak

   Four and five-year old children from Woodrow Wilson Elementary School visited Brass City Market on Field Street yesterday to participate in a nutrition program sponsored by Brass City Harvest, a Waterbury based 501(c)(3) organization committed to supporting local neighborhoods by sponsoring sustainable agriculture programs, farmers markets, education and homeless outreach.  Nutritionist, Nicole Theriault spoke with the children about good eating habits, and they enjoyed fruit and yogurt parfaits made with ingredients from local farms.

   The program was made possible by a grant provided to Brass City Harvest by the Connecticut Community Foundation to increase their capacity through the creation of a Nutrition Educator / Community Liaison position.  This position will facilitate nutrition outreach, engage a wider audience in urban agriculture programs, and enlist civic engagement and community empowerment in support of continued expansion of urban agriculture infrastructure.

   After the parfaits, the students had the unique opportunity to visit the firehouse inside the east wing of Waterbury City Hall.

   The Foundation serves the people of Greater Waterbury and Northwest Connecticut by supporting public and nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services for the arts, human services, health care, environment, youth development, seniors, and education.  The Foundation gives priority to efforts that prevent problems, encourage community solutions or improve the organizational capability and financial stability of nonprofit agencies.

   For more information, contact Connecticut Community Foundation at (203)753-1315, or Brass City Harvest at (203)759-7171.