Gardening program at school expands children's palate

03/7/2013 |

Children who attended kitchen garden classes were twice as likely to sample new foods as those who didn't participate in the program, Australian researchers reported in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. While parents' feedback showed no evidence the program boosted fruit and vegetable consumption at home, educators surveyed for the study said the children brought healthier lunches and snacks to school. Participants were also more adventurous in trying new foods.

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