School-based gardening program expands children's palate

03/7/2013 | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

Children who attended kitchen gardening 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 that the program boosted fruit and vegetable consumption at home, educators surveyed for the study said the children brought healthier snacks and bag lunches to school and were more adventurous in trying new foods.

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