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Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles and Improving Learning Outcomes for our Nation’s Children: School Nurses Know How to Make it FunSeptember 6, 2012
Imagine planting a garden full of vegetables, fruits and fruit trees…in the backyard of your child’s school. In Florida, school nurses spearheaded a project to do just this. Thanks to the support of school staff and community members, students have an opportunity to learn about nutrition, physical activity, math and science “hands on” – while planting gardens on their school grounds. Better yet, these students and their families get to enjoy access to fresh, healthy and, of course, delicious food. As it turns out, getting children interested in and excited about healthy foods doesn’t have to...