“They are so excited to finally eat the vegetable when we pick it,” she said. “I never get that same excitement when I buy the same product from the store.”
“A study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that gardening may increase a child’s intake of fruits and vegetables, nutrition knowledge and preference for vegetables,” she said.
“When a child participates in planting a garden, they become more excited and involved, thus increasing the chance of the child eating what they helped grow, or at least trying a few tastes of it.” Read the entire article.
Another article on this topic:
Involving Kids in Gardening Teaches Them About Food and Nature
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