Grow it, try it, and you just might like it! That is the motto many schools are using to encourage kids to eat more fruits and veggies. A program out of Australia published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior in March of 2013 recruited 764 kids in grades 3-6 and 562 parents. Each class had 45 minutes a week in the garden with a trained gardener and 90 minutes in the kitchen with a cooking specialist.
Teachers noticed that kids were bringing in healthier foods for snacks and lunches from home and that they were developing social skills by sitting down together to share and enjoy their meals. A great program!!