Updated: July 20, 2022
By Erin Braunscheidel Duru , Stephanie K. Grutzmacher , Jinhee Kim , Lisa Lachenmayr , Lauren A. Messina , Carol Miller , Ashley Munger , Meredith Pearson , and Lynn Rubin

The Growing Healthy Habits Curriculum was developed by the University of Maryland Extension, Food
Supplement Nutrition Education Program (FSNE) for integrating nutrition through gardening in Maryland
elementary classrooms, grades K-5. This curriculum uses gardening as a tool for encouraging students to consume more fruits and vegetables and whole grains, and increase physically activity. Growing Healthy Habits provides engaging and exciting nutrition and gardening lessons that reinforce the Maryland Common Core, as well as Environmental Literacy Standards and STEM.