Plant a Thousand Gardens Collaboration Nutrition Initiative: Class Act

| December 16, 2011

Source: Plant a Thousand Gardens Collaborative Nutrition Initiative

Plant a Thousand Gardens Collaboration Nutrition Initiative, a program in 25 Miami-Dade Country Public Schools, targets underrepresented students and their families from low-income families. It had begun in 2007 to address the obesity epidemic and now reaches 10% of elementary school students in the district. It helps to reduce the intake of unhealthy foods with its edible garden, and uses its interdisciplinary curriculum to instill a passion for learning.

The program also now offers a teaching training program to change how children and their families eat.

 

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  1. Sandi says:

    What a nice idea :)

  2. vianney says:

    great program!!

  3. Liz says:

    Every school needs this!

  4. Erica says:

    I love the idea of teaching children and their families to eat healthy.

  5. Simply Life says:

    Oh I LOVE this idea! what a great program!

  6. Beth says:

    I think this is one of the most important programs a school district could offer. What a great way to teach nutrition!

  7. rebecca says:

    love hearing programs like this there is hope and great things happening

  8. Juliana says:

    Belinda, I love this idea…not only teach the kids to eat healthy, it is fun to see the veggies/fruits growing…kids learn faster when it is fun.
    Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones :-)