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April 11, 2018

Learn How to Prepare a Healthy, Hearty Breakfast on Budget April 18 and 19 at Two Metro Transit Centers in North County

Metro Transit riders and area residents will learn how to prepare a hearty breakfast on a budget using fresh ingredients available from the Link Market on April 18 and April 19.

The food demonstrations at Metro Transit locations in North St. Louis County are part of the Link Market fresh food kiosk program’s focus on nutrition and healthy eating.

A nutritionist from the University of Missouri Extension will demonstrate how to make a healthy breakfast recipe from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 18 at the North Hanley Transit Center and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 19 at the Wellston Transit Center, weather permitting. The North Hanley Transit Center is located in Berkeley at 4398 Hanley Road, and the Wellston Transit Center is located at 6402 Plymouth Avenue in Wellston.

Food demonstrations are held monthly at the Wellston and North Hanley Transit Centers. It is an opportunity for Metro riders, residents in the community and others to see how fresh produce and foods purchased at the Link Market can be easily transformed into healthy, wholesome recipes and meals for individuals and families on tight budgets. Free samples and copies of the recipe will be available during the demonstrations.

The Link Market food kiosk pilot program is the result of a partnership between the Bi-State Development Research Institute, Metro Transit and the Missouri Foundation for Health, which is funding the program through a grant. Conveniently located at the North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers, the fresh food kiosks offer affordably priced produce and other healthy household staples for purchase. The Link Markets are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cash, credit and EBT are accepted.

Recipes from previous food demonstrations, as well as more information about the Link Market, can be found at metrostlouis.org/links2life.

About Metro Transit
Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 83 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 37 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro Transit is one of five enterprises operated by Bi-State Development.

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