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Seeds of Life just one way kids learn about healthy foods

July 23, 2010

What’s been happening since the Health Action Partnership won a $360,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant in January? This summer, you can see the “growth” at the Seeds of Life Garden planted at the Northeast YMCA.

Jerri Haslem reports that the the tomato plants are outgrowing their cages, as if they were part of the nursery rhyme, “Jack and the Bean Stalk.” The garden is even growing donations, with a fee of $2 a cup.

Aletheia House has its own special program, giving campers at “Kids Who Care” Day Camp a chance to taste blackberries and peaches at the Tuesday Farmer’s Market held at East Lake United Methodist Church. The kids also got a chance to enjoy Seed 2 Plate field trips at Jones Valley Urban Farm, another great way to meet fresh foods up close and personal.

You can also get a high-school perspective on healthy foods through an award-winning video produced by Homewood High School students. The video, depicting healthy changes on the campus as part of the Healthy Schools Program, received a $5,000 prize.

Giant tomatoes, tasty fruit and award-winning video! Stay tuned for more, as the young people in our community lead the way in ways to live healthy lifestyles.

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