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Nutrition 101: from School Garden To Table

Crystal Williams

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Our Washington Youth Garden FoodCorps Service Member Theo Banks, asks a class of 4th graders at Friendship PCS-Woodridge Elementary, "What is something you want to do when you get older?"  One student answers, "I want to be in the NBA," another students says, "I want to be a football player and be a natural cook." At Friendship Woodridge, it's not uncommon to hear a student say they want to be a chef and in the Olympics. Theo follows-up with a cooking lesson that reinforces the concept that making healthy food and lifestyle choices are important to helping them achieve their grown-up aspirations. Washington Youth Garden, in partnership with the Department of Health's SNAP-Ed Program, builds integrated school gardens at DC elementary and middle schools. Our educators teach students and families about science and nutrition through hands-on cooking and gardening lessons and community focused garden events. View our website to learn more about our  Garden Science Program. Try one of our healthy recipes here.