Lately, the discussion in our home has turned from Summertime fun, to How the heck do we change our eating habits? Yeah, we we were a little too relaxed over the sunny season and when school started, this year, we realized, not only did our routine need to change, but our eating habits did too. No more late night snacking. No more sun-soaked gorging. No more week day dinners out. I saw a change in my children after the Summer ended and realized healthy eating habits needs to be our top priority.
As a family farmer owned company that is proud to grow and nurture grapes, Welch’s values the importance of healthy eating too. Now in their second year partnership with Scholastic and the National Gardening Association, Welch’s is supporting school garden programs through Welch’s Harvest Grants.
The Welch’s Harvest Grants program provides gardens to schools to teach children where their food comes from and motivate them to eat more fruits and vegetables.
Win a Garden for Your School:
100 Schools Won a Garden Last Year. Now Your School Can Win Too! Welch’s supports school garden programs through Welch’s Harvest Grants and are pleased to invite all of you guys to submit an application for your opportunity to win a valuable garden for your school.
Entries will be judged by experts at the National Gardening Association and two schools in every state will be selected to receive a Welch’s Harvest Grant. Winning schools will receive a customized indoor or outdoor garden package filled with a variety of tools, seeds, educational materials, and more. Five (5) $1,000 gardens and ninety-five (95) $500 gardens will be awarded. Deadline for submission is February 11, 2011, so we encourage you to start working on your grant application today. Two schools from every state will win!
Starting at Home:
Over the Summer, my children loved going to Papa’s and picking tomatoes. Oh, it was their FAVORITE thing to do together. This last year he planted all kind of healthy veggies and my kids were, among the first, to enjoy them all. In addition, their other Grandpa, my Dad, planed lots of peppers and even took my youngest son with him to buy all the things he need to plant tomatoes. Seeing the look on my little one’s face each time he saw these vegetables, the vegetables HE planted, grow was awesome.
Kids are curious. They WANT to learn more about what we eat, why we eat it, how we eat it, and how it grows. I mean, how many times have your children asked, “Where do apples come from?” Take this time to, not only talk to your teacher about entering to win their own garden, but inviting your kids to create a small garden of their own.
How do you teach your family about healthy eating?
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