Did your parents ever come up with games to get you to eat your vegetables? Have you ever had to use similar tactics for your own kids? Well, there may be an easier way.
Not everyone has the time, resources, and access to buy and cook healthy food for their family. And even if they do, there's still the problem of getting kids to eat it.
Programs like this that involve kids in planting gardens, tending them, harvesting, and then cooking and eating the fruits (or veggies) of their labor are a step toward solving both the interest and access problems.
So what should we put next to every swing set? A garden.
And it's all based on the simple concept that getting down and dirty and playing with food might be a big motivator in eating it.
Pretty neat, huh?