Title

Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Publication Date

2010

Date Added

2022-07-12

Abstract

Plant lifelong healthful-eating concepts in young children and counteract the prevalence of childhood obesity with Early Sprouts. A research-based early childhood curriculum, this “seed-to-table” approach gets children interested in and enjoying nutritious fruits and vegetables. The Early Sprouts model engages preschoolers in all aspects of planting, preparing, and eating organically grown produce. Find directions for designing and caring for gardens, recipes children can help prepare, and ways to involve the whole family in making healthful food choices. The activities used in this 24-week program can be tailored to fit any early childhood program, climate, or geographical region; they have also been tested in a variety of early learning environments.

DOI

10.1016/j.jneb.2010.01.013

Keywords

Health

Disciplines

Public Health

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