Grow This, Eat That! Youth Learning Healthy Living through Gardening and Culinary Programs

Healthy Food Choices in Schools September 18, 2017 Print Friendly and PDF

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University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Brevard County Extension and Family Nutrition Program along with Brevard County Public Schools, Afterschool Program, 21st Learning Centers, have partnered to offer youth an opportunity to grow their own food and learn how to prepare healthy snacks.  The program is offered to schools throughout the county and allows youth to learn STEM in the garden and bring those concepts to the kitchen through culinary lessons.  Youth enjoy what they learn and what they eat too!


Elizabeth Shephard, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Vanessa Spero-Swingle, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


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