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Growing Healthy Habits for a Lifetime

Adults are Growing Healthy Habits for a Lifetime of good health

Growing Healthy Habits for a Lifetime curriculum is a gardening and nutrition education curriculum that has been adapted from the youth focused Growing Healthy Habits curriculum.  The curriculum can be used with teachers and staff for Worksite Wellness programs in schools, preschools and early childcare centers, in out of school sites, and food assistance sites to encourage healthy eating practices and physical activity in the garden along with learning how to grow vegetables. This curriculum is also offered to parents of youth that are participating in FSNE-supported gardening for nutrition programs and farm to school activities for parents and their children to incorporate gardening and healthy eating practices at their own homes. 

This curriculum introduces participants to the concept of farm to table and increasing consumption of a variety of all forms of fruits and vegetables through dialogue learning-based lessons, multiple tasting experiences, and gardening activities.  The curriculum can be taught using one-time lessons or as a series with adult audiences and can be implemented with or without a garden.

 

To learn more about Growing Healthy Habits for a Lifetime, see the Growing Healthy Habits for a Lifetime Promo, download the full Growing Healthy Habits for a Lifetime curriculum, contact Heather Buritsch (buritsch@umd.edu) or call 410-715-6903.

 

Growing Healthy Habits for a Lifetime is part of these FSNE initiatives:

Healthy School Communities, Healthy Changes for Out of School Youth, and Healthy Tots, Healthy Families, and Securing Food Resources for Families

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