The Mineral County Cooperative Extension held a week long Veggies for Kids summer institute on July 12–15 in Hawthorne.
The Veggies for Kids nutrition and fitness program consisted of lessons on healthy eating, adequate water intake and staying active. Each day consisted of “an hour of fitness” and a healthy food art project. The kids toured the community garden where they were able to see the progress on seeds that many had helped to plant during the school year. The program had the kids exploring their surroundings by walking to the desert on a nature scavenger hunt. To conclude the week, all of the kids spent an afternoon at the Mineral County Swimming Pool.
Mineral County Cooperative Extension provided this program in conjunction with the newly created Boys & Girls Club of Mineral County. There were 20 students in attendance each day. This is the fifth year that the summer institute has existed.