Wednesday, February 4, 2015

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: "All kids need this!"

"We learn by practice.  Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to live by practicing living, the principles are the same...One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God."  
                                                                                                       -- Martha Graham

Today, the parent of an 11 year old boy who attended a recent GHK 6 week "farm to fork" education program said, “My son loves making kale protein shakes for breakfast, thanks to you.  He is so excited about eating good foods every day.  He isn’t eating junk food all the time now.  All kids need to go through your education program.  He asks me every day when can he come to more classes with you.” 

Pictures from GROWING HEALTHY KIDS' Farm to Fork program

All kids deserve access to good food and locally grown foods, when and where available.  As this parent clearly knows, her son is now engaged in looking for good ingredients, using fresh locally grown vegetables like the ones we grow in the Children’s Garden, and creating healthy dishes for himself and his family.   Once kids realize how much fun it is to create good food, they will enjoy a lifetime of good food, great cooking, and improved health outcomes. 

Growing Healthy Kids, one child at a time. Who knew it could be so much fun!

With love and gratitude,

Nancy Heinrich

Founder of the Growing Healthy Kids Project

PS - For some wonderful, delicious recipes, check out of of my favorite websites.  Click here.