To help demonstrate healthful eating habits, Pretend City Children’s Museum has teamed up with Daphne’s California Greek to open a Pretend Café as the latest exhibit in the museum. Children immediately walk into a miniature version of a Daphne’s California Greek establishment and get to play throughout the café in various roles, whether it be serving up a pretend pita bread sandwich with gyro and tzaziki sauce, running the cash register or being a pretend patron of the café – it’s an exciting experience all around. Parents in turn will have the chance to learn about the healthful benefits that a Mediterranean-inspired diet offers to them and their children.
Good nutrition and a balanced diet help foster healthy development in children. Learning healthy eating habits at an early age will reap benefits for a lifetime. The new Pretend Café Exhibit featuring Daphne’s California Greek helps the museum spread awareness to parents about the value of establishing healthy eating habits at an early age, especially during those early 0-5 years of age. Using pretend play to introduce new foods to children is one method to open up their minds to new options. Eating Mediterranean-inspired California cuisine can be healthy without being restrictive, boring, or difficult to understand. Serving children flavorful fish and poultry, bright herbs and spices, whole grains, nuts and yogurt will only build better bodies, unlike excessive red meat, butter, lard and salt.
The new Pretend Café Exhibit featuring Daphne’s California Greek runs now until November 2012.
About Pretend City Children’s Museum
Pretend City Children’s Museum features a small, interconnected city designed to “build better brains” through purposeful play, hands-on learning experiences, role playing, and educational programming. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving all children, it depends on community-based funding and guest support. Through 17 interactive exhibits and activities guided by a highly trained professional staff, children learn foundational math, reading and science skills, while fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, organization, teamwork, self-confidence and socialization. The museum is a unique community resource offering developmental screenings and tools for families, educators and community agencies working to ensure that each child gains the experiences needed to discover their potential and build toward a productive and fulfilling future. Pretend City Children’s Museum is located at 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618. For more information, please visit www.pretendcity.org.
About Daphne’s California Greek
Founded in 1991, Daphne’s has 55 locations throughout California, and in Scottsdale, Arizona and Boulder, Nevada, and is privately held by Wreath Equity LLC. The company has announced plans to franchise to help grow its presence nationally during the next three years. More information is available at www.daphnes.biz. Consumers can “like” Daphne’s at www.facebook.com/daphnes to receive updates on community activities and new menu items.