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What type of garden should you plant with your child this spring?

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Children who get their hands in the dirt have improved moods, better learning experiences and decreased anxiety, according to this study. Gardening gets children outside, builds their connection to the natural world and increases their love of eating fruits and veggies, all while providing moderate exercise. Research has also found …

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School Gardens: Putting an End to the Veggie Battle

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We have all experienced the challenge of getting a child to eat anything that resembles a vegetable. We have a tear-free solution to your daily veggie battles—one that doesn’t involve hours in the kitchen or countless added ingredients. The hands-on education kids receive through school garden programs makes eating veggies …

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Put Down The Cupcakes, People: My 2 Cents on The WCSD Wellness Policy

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After reading through all of the comments that parents made on Facebook regarding the Washoe County School District Wellness Policy a few months ago, I was amazed that so many parents were upset that they couldn’t bring in cupcakes for their child’s birthday. I even heard a story about how …

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School Gardens: Making Veggies Fun at School

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Carrots taste all that much better when your child gets to plant and watch them grow, pick them from the earth and eat them for snack with other kids in class. School gardens offer endless learning opportunities for kids, help encourage responsibility and ownership of a project and reinforce healthy …

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