Childhood obesity prevention program that encourages education, healthy eating and physical activity. Nearly 40% of Georgia's children are overweight or obese -- the second-highest rate in the nation.
Children will “play in the dirt again” as they prepare the soil and plant seeds for a successful harvest of tasty vegetables. Over time, they will monitor and nurture the plants throughout the growth process, while learning about the wildlife and variety of insects that vegetables must be protected from. Through gardening they experience the colors, weight and size of a variety of tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, onions, and other vegetables and herbs that would eventually serve its purpose as a tasty meal. When vegetables are harvested from the garden, a certified chef will lead their taste buds on a journey of creative, culinary fun.