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From 2014 through the 2016-2017 school year, Pickett Academy, a Toledo Public Schools as Community Hubs was one of two sites in Ohio to be part of the Ignite, Sparking Youth to Create Healthy Communities grant. This grant was geared toward sixth through eighth graders to create healthy choices for themselves, within their school and community. The main goal was to encourage adolescents to overcome barriers to eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains and becoming more active. A Special Thanks to Pickett Academy School Hub, OSU Extension, Lucas County and Ignite Grant Funding for purchasing and promoting the Lucas County Blender Bike (BLENDR B1KE 48). At one event at Pickett Academy, in partnership with Food for Thought one adult sampled the “green” smoothie (with fresh spinach and canned pineapple) and then choose the fresh spinach offered by the food pantry. She shared, “I never tried spinach before”.

2017 Blender Bike 48 Tour Included the following sites:

  • Thursday, June 15th, 2-4pm. Pickett Academy School Hub (1144 Blum Ave, Toledo) with OSU Extension, Lucas County and Food for Thought, food pantry.
  • Tuesday June 20th, 11am-1:30pm, Local Food Tuesdays with Northwest Ohio Food Council (food trucks & local farmers), Jackson Street in front of One Government Center, Toledo.
  • Tuesday, July 11th, Lucas County Fair, Green Building – look for OSU Extension.
  • Thursday, July 13th,2-4pm, Pickett Academy School Hub (1144 Blum Ave, Toledo) with OSU Extension, Lucas County and Food for Thought, food pantry.
  • Tuesday, July 18th, 11am – 1:30pm, Local Food Tuesdays with Northwest Ohio Food Council (food trucks & local farmers), Jackson Street in front of One Government Center, downtown Toledo.
  • Saturday July 29, Open House at Compassion Clinic, South Toledo
  • Tuesday, August 8th, 11am – 1:30pm, Local Food Tuesdays with Northwest Ohio Food Council (food trucks & local farmers), Jackson Street in front of One Government Center, downtown Toledo.
  • Thursday August 10, Sylvania Area Family Services community celebration
  • Saturday August 12, Toledo Farmers Market, 9am – 12pm
  • Tuesday, September 12th, 11am – 1:30pm, Local Food Tuesdays with Northwest Ohio Food Council (food trucks & local farmers), Jackson Street in front of One Government Center, downtown Toledo.
  • Thursday October 5, Lucas County Employee Health Fair

Email Patrice to have the Blender Bike come to you during our Summer Tour 2018!