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BLENDR B1KE 48

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. Click here for more information on the Afterschool Cooking Club. The Blender Bike was part of the Ignite grant and is used in the community to encourage adolescents, their families and neighborhoods to enjoy health and wellness.

BLENDR B1KE 48, Lucas County Summer Tour 2017

Dates and locations to experience the Blender Bike in the community:

  • Saturday May 13, 2017, 11:00am - 1:00pm at Pickett Academy, 1144 Blum Street, Toledo, OH. Food for Thought will also be at  the school that day.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Note: August 6-12th is Ohio Local Foods Week, look for other sites to be added
  • 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.

The cooking club team taste tested the following recipes: