There are many types of plants that can be grown in a garden including those that produce edible fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are an important part of our diet and can contribute significantly to overall health. Gardening is a great way to promote healthy living and nutritious eating habits.

Gardening promotes the consumption of fruits and vegetables for kids and adults by:

  • Making fresh fruits and vegetables readily available
  • Adding in the excitment of eating something healthy because you grew it
  • Creating a greater appreciation for how food is grown (Carrots do not magically appear on grocery store shelves.)
  • Providing opportunities to practice preparing nutritious foods and new foods
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