Subway restaurants across the Midlands and local food and nutrition experts are celebrating World Food Day with a series of “Share the Color” food workshops. The “Share the Color” program is designed to teach children how to make better food choices that includes making colorful fruits and vegetables part of their daily meals and snacks.

Timed around World Food Day October 16, the “Share the Color” food workshops are free and will cover basic nutrition information with a hands-on sub making activity and free lunch. Children will also receive a take-home food explorer coloring book. Space is limited and registration is required through Eventbrite.

“The fall season is a great time to enjoy plentiful local produce,” said Kay MacInnis, registered dietitian with Providence Health in Columbia. “We want to encourage kids to explore the many colorful foods that are essential to their overall health.” MacInnis will lead the “Share the Color” food workshops in Blythewood, Elgin and Newberry.

Olivia Jolly, outreach dietitian with Student Health Services at the University of South Carolina, will share her nutrition expertise with families at sub shops in Columbia and Lexington.

The Share the Color event schedule is:

  • October 14, 10 – 11 am, Subway restaurant, 432 McNulty Street in Blythewood
  • October 16, 9:30 – 10:30 am, Subway restaurant, 101 Sparkleberry Crossing Road in Columbia
  • October 19, 9:30 – 10:30 am, Subway restaurant, 851 Highway 378 in Lexington
  • October 21, 10 – 11 am, Subway restaurant, 2002 Bear Village Coart in Newberry

To register for the Share the Color program, visit sharethecolor-midlands.eventbrite.com.