School Gardens Can Help Kids Eat More Vegetables
Provided By - Video Elephant on February 05, 2021
A new study has found that school gardens can encourage students to eat more fruits and vegetables.
Researchers worked with 16 schools across Texas to build vegetable gardens and teach about nutrition and cooking.
Over 3,000 students in the third through fifth grades participated in the study.
They were introduced to new foods and were also taught how to prepare healthy meals at home.
It was found that students who took nutrition and cooking classes ate an extra half serving of vegetables per day.
Teaching kids where their food comes from, how to grow it, how to prepare it - that's key to changing eating behaviors over the long term, Jaimie Davis, Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences at UT Austin