By Khanya Stroman, age 13 Gardens are not just for the good for the way they smell and look, but they can also improve the long-term health of kids, a new Texas-based education program has found. Elementary and middle school kids from low-income backgrounds have participated in the Texas Sprouts program. The students learned about …
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By Theo Bloom, age 11
Dong Jianyi, an agronomist originally from China, has introduced Alberta, Canada, to large-scale greenhouses that don’t use electricity. Passive greenhouses can allow you to produce vegetables even in freezing temperatures. Dong’s Freshpal Farms is thought to be the largest commercial passive solar greenhouse in Alberta.
In areas that have few grocery stores, the only options around may be fast food and convenience stores that only sell high-fat, high-sugar snacks. The food justice movement seeks to make sure everyone has access to healthy foods and knows what goes into making a nutritious meal.
Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative aims to help kids be healthier. This program encourages kids to exercise, eat right, make dinner, drink plenty of water and break up TV time with jumping jacks.
The difference between a co-op and a regular supermarket is that co-op members make the decision of what foods to buy and how to purchase and distribute them.