Content tagged "school gardens"

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

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 17, 2018

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Brevard County Extension and Family Nutrition Program along with Brevard County Public...

School Gardens May Increase Kid’s Vegetable Consumption

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 14, 2017

Kids can be reluctant to try vegetables, and it can be a challenge to get them to eat the recommended number of servings in a day. School gardening programs...

Tips for Beginning School and Family Gardens on a Budget

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

Building and maintaining a garden can seem like an expensive project, but with some careful planning, it doesn’t have to cost much at all. Whether you work...

Tips for Engaging Kids with Gardening

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

School and home gardening is a great way to get kids to try new fruits and vegetables and learning about sustainable practices to grow them. It’s a fantastic...

A Guide to Gardening in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 16, 2017

Garden-based learning activities in the classroom promote science, math, reading, and  allow students to increase their awareness of the environment and...

Feature Series: School Gardens

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

Building and maintaining a garden can seem like an expensive project, but with some careful planning, it doesn’t have to cost much at all... READ MOREThe...

School Gardens Engage Students: Traverse Heights Elementary School

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 29, 2017

The Traverse Heights Elementary School garden program in Traverse City, Michigan teaches students about the importance of healthy food and healthy eating....

Using Veggies from School Gardens in Recipes

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

School gardens are a great way to introduce children to a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.  Studies have shown that children who are involved in the...

After School Garden Clubs: Planting Seeds for Success

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Many students participate in after school activities to extend their learning opportunities and spend more time with friends during the day. After school...

Policy, Systems and Environmental Changes (PSEs): How PSEs influence School Wellness

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

Policy, Systems, and Environmental Changes or PSEs are new strategies for implementing positive wellness interventions into schools and communities....

“I’ve Never Tried That Before:” The Story Behind One Afterschool Garden

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

“I’ve never tried that before,” said Jane* before she ate a fresh bell pepper from the Cambridge 4-H Afterschool garden located in Cocoa, Florida.  Jane...

Plant to Plate: Do School Gardens Increase Salad Selection?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

According to the 2013 USDA Farm to School Census, there are 2,401 school gardens across the US that grow edible produce and incorporate it in school meals....

Using School Gardens to Promote Children’s Physical Activity and Fitness

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

Encouraging healthy food choices, nutrition, and wellness among school children can extend beyond the classroom or the school cafeteria. School gardens are a...

Administrative Steps to Serving Garden Produce in the School Cafeteria

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

School gardens have become wildly popular in the last few years as an experiential education opportunity for students. Many school gardens grow enough...

Try It, You’ll Like It! Encouraging Youth to Eat What They Grow in the Garden

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

School gardens are a huge trend.  They allow youth to build skills in science while encouraging healthy eating habits and getting youths to “eat their...

How Teachers Can Include School Gardens in the Classroom Curriculum

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

School gardens are cropping up around the country as multi-faceted experiential learning labs.  With the increased emphasis these days on high-stakes testing...

Develop Your Summer Maintenance Plan for School Gardens

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

School gardens are a popular tool used by many schools to promote healthful eating, teach nutrition lessons, and promote physical fitness by getting kids...

A School Garden—How to Grow it and Enjoy it!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

A school garden can provide an exciting environment in which students can work with many people while learning how to grow food. A successful garden may...

School Gardens Promote Healthier Eating and Better Learning

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

Hands-on learning provides students with the know how to apply their lessons to real-life situations. Nutrition education may be a component of your school’s...

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