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Good Nutrition

Activities for Kids & Parents: Gardening

Here’s an engaging way to plant the seeds for healthy eating habits!

Grow Healthy Together

Plant a vegetable garden so you can harvest fresh food from your own backyard or patio.

 

You can plant a few small tomatoes in a patio pot. Or prepare a garden that will feed your family. Either way, you can’t beat the benefits of eating food you’ve grown with your own hands.

 

Family holding gardening tools next to wheelbarrow

 

Talk with your child about how plants use sunlight and air to grow, and how their bodies are using that same sunlight energy when they digest food. Show them how to water and fertilize the plants to get a robust harvest.

 

You can buy small vegetable plants already started at home stores, greenhouses and grocery stores.

Download the Gardening Activity Sheet