Cooking in the garden is a rewarding endeavor that brings the growing classroom full circle from seed to plate. Growing vegetables with kids is a great first step to get them excited about vegetables, and they tend to be more willing to try foods that they grow themselves. Similarly, children are also likely to try foods that they cook on their own. While gardening gives children the skills to grow their own food, cooking shows them what to do with it.
Luanne J. Hughes
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
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school gardens, child nutrition, healthy eating, cooking