Get Your Kids to Eat Veggies…

by Dave on March 9, 2009

carrots…by letting them grow their own! From

Think about it. How cool would it be to eat something you grew yourself – Something you started from seed, watered, nurtured, watched grow, learned more about! A garden gives a child a sense of ownership – the garden belongs to them and it’s their responsibility to feed and water it. It also gives them a sense of pride as their garden grows and flourishes. Science and math come to life in a garden, too, by learning the life cycles of plants and measuring and preparing the garden space. When kids are involved in growing, understanding and preparing their food, they’re more likely to try it and enjoy it.

Plan a theme garden such as a Pizza Garden (tomatoes, basil, oregano, peppers), or a Salad Garden with different greens, herbs and edible flowers. Take the time to also plant something new that no one in the family has ever tried – you can have fun all trying it for the first time together as a family.

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