On September 3, 2011, the Discovery Museum Science and Space Center in Sacramento, CA, opened the Cosmic Café, a creative play area for children within the museum.
The Cosmic Café, sponsored by Save Mart, is designed to be an area that appeals to a child’s sense of wonder and curiosity, hence the celestial theme, but also provide nutritional education in the form of the USDA My Plate Program. Using “pretend food,” children and parents alike can learn about the sugar, salt and fat content in their food. Michelle Obama is an advocate the USDA My Plate program and endorsed it as a tool for children and families that she hopes they use every day.
Save Mart also supplies take-home education materials so the message will stay with visitors after they leave the café.
Save Mart is very proud of the association with the Discovery Museum Science and Space Center. Both organizations are committed to community involvement in the form of educating our youth (and parents too!) about the benefits of proper nutrition.
For more information, go to thediscovery.org.