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Move your body as a family!

Physical activity is important for everyone of all ages. If you make a habit of exercising every day at a young age, you are more likely to continue that habit throughout your life. Just like adults, it is recommended for children to get 60 minutes of physical...

Do you really have to go?!

To say that we will miss Carlin Barber is a ridiculous understatement.  She began volunteering with the PB&J Fund in 2014 through Madison House, the student volunteer center at the University of Virginia.  In my role coordinating volunteers, I was fortunate to...

We <3 Bellair Farm!

This week’s cukes and carrots from Bellair! Summer is our favorite produce season at the PB&J Fund. We love to see the bright colors of fresh fruits and vegetables. We always try to buy local produce for our summer classes and highlight one new vegetable or fruit...

Summer Food Safety!

Summer is officially here, which means a lot of us will be firing up the grill and heading out to barbeques and outdoor events! It’s always important to keep food safety in mind, but especially in the hot summer months. With temperatures reaching the 90’s and more...

Un-Recipes: Kale

We love recipes here at PB&J. We love discovering new recipe sites, spending hours reading cookbooks, trying exciting new recipes, and of course, building the perfect recipes for our students! But recipes can be time consuming! Sometimes recipes include exotic...

Try it! You might like it!

FROM TRACEY CARDWELL ROBERTS, MANAGER OF OUR CHEF FOR A DAY FIELD TRIP PROGRAM I’m old enough to remember the Life cereal ad campaign featuring a picky Mikey. His older brothers offer him the new cereal that’s “supposed to be good for you.” They say, “He won’t like...

This Spring, by the numbers

We had a busy spring in the kitchen! Over 19 weeks from January to May we held 164 classes with 915 participants. That adds up to a lot of meals and smiles! We’re grateful to all of our partners, instructors and volunteers who helped to make this semester a success....

Giving and Getting Food in Charlottesville

Some of our leftovers from a delicious Winter and Spring! We’re in a programming break until next week and have been doing some Spring Cleaning! One thing we need to deal with during this time is lots of left-over food items. We buy our groceries based on best...

Summer means healthy produce!

Summer is coming! Step outside and you can already feel it in the air (and maybe your sweat glands). While we may not love the summer humidity, we love the summer produce! Here in Virginia, there are lots of great, local fruits and vegetables, but at PB&J we have...

See us on Charlottesville Inside Out!

We are very excited to be featured in this season of Charlottesville Inside Out! Check us out in the teaser for this season (around the 4:40 mark) and look for our episode to air on PBS on February 22nd and 25th!