Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

May 2021

Gardening for Kids

Having a hard time getting your kids to try fruits and vegetables? Gardening may help! If a child helps in the growing and harvesting of fruits and vegetables, it is shown they are more likely to try those nutritious foods. Gardening can also help to get more physical activity and increase a child's curiosity and boost their self confidence. This article has tons of tips and tricks on getting started in the garden.


https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/eating-as-a-family/kids-in-the-garden-nutritious-and-fun

Gardening is a fun physical activity, providing you with great tasting produce and, ultimately, saves you trips to the store. In addition, it's a perfect way to teach children about where food comes from. If you've always wanted to start a garden and haven't, why not start this year? Check out this article for tips on how to start your own garden.


https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/eat-right-on-a-budget/grow-your-own-food

Container Gardens

Limited on outside space for a garden? Don't let that stop you! Starting a container garden is a great option for those lacking outdoor space for a garden. Container gardens are great for your porch, patio, or other outdoor space. Herbs grow great in containers as do sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes. This article has some great tips and tricks on how to grow a successful container garden.


https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/cooking-tips-and-trends/start-a-container-garden-with-your-family

Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Asparagus is one of the first vegetables grown in the spring. It is a great source of folate, iron and potassium. It also is high in vitamins A and C. Next time you make chicken, lamb, or fish, try serving it with this recipe for roasted asparagus.


https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/recipes/roasted-spring-asparagus-recipe

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