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Nutrition in the Garden

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http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/jmg/

Summary: Provides hands-on lessons for teaching children about nutrition through gardening and includes resources for starting school gardens.

Details: This site provides tips on how to start a school garden including resources for funding and supplies for the promotion of healthy living. Nutrition and gardening ideas are provided for kids, parents and teachers including weekly lesson plans for K-12. The curriculum guide “Nutrition in the Garden” combine garden lessons with nutrition facts, which is an excellent way to learn the health benefits of plants.

Sample lesson plans:

February:
Week 1: Plant life cycle,
Week 2: Floral design industry,
Week 3: The Food Guide Pyramid,
Week 4: Roots of Food

September:
Week 1: Pressed Flowers,
Week 2: Nutrition,
Week 3: Composting,
Week 4: The Water cycle

 



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About the Author

Silje Mork Bjorndal is Registered Dietitian based in Fountain Valley, California. Silje currently works in clinical nutrition and has experience writing nutrition curriculum for children and adolescents.


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