The Downtowner radio show on Little Water Radio is live on Thursday at 10am. Join us for a fun hour of conversation with the Fresh Kids Team, who will be sharing details on the upcoming Farm Fresh Festival on September 17th as well as raising kids in the Big Apple!
Join us on Thursday, July 14th
Time: 10am – 11am
Log on: www.littlewaterradio.org
Beth Beckman is the Community Ambassador for FreshKids, and the writer of Freshkids Foodie – a column following the adventures of her son exploring and falling in love with fresh healthy foods. In addition to her role with FreshKids – She is a writer, blogger, and city explorer. A local mom, Beth has lived in the neighborhood for 14 years, and considers Lower Manhattan part of her family. Look for her adventurers on Mommy Nearest, FreshKids, and her own website LilKidBigCity.com.
After growing her career as a brand developer, known for notable work with Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons, Sandra Velez decided to help build Fresh Kids because of her 4-year old son. He not only serves as her daily motivation, but helps her become more aware of the growing citywide food inequalities. She wanted to help create affordable and accessible snacks across the five boroughs. Ms. Velez grew up in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood- then a mash up of wealthy prepsters, cross-dressing style and kids setting urban trends. As a native New Yorker, Ms. Velez sees the importance of giving back to her community as she participates in various family outreach events encouraging families to live healthy, fun, and active lifestyles.