American Heart Association Teaching Gardens

American Heart Association Teaching Gardens


(guitar music) – [Voiceover] Have you ever asked yourself what it will take to help our children choose garden vegetables over fast food? (guitar music) – [Woman] So tell me what
you’ve got in your lunch today. – Bananas and chips and sandwiches. I like this. (guitar music) – [Voiceover] Feeding our kids
in our lunchrooms every day, high-fat, high-sugar, high-sodium food and then cutting the funding
for physical education, those two things together
equals one-third of our children suffering from childhood obesity. (guitar music) – [Woman] What’s your favorite
thing to eat for lunch? – I like hot dogs! – And I like hot dogs too! (guitar music) – [Voiceover] Healthy food
does not mean boring food. Healthy food can be really, really yummy. – [Voiceover] I wanted to create a place where children could
come and they could learn not only about planting
a seed in the soil, and nurturing it and spending time, and putting energy and
love into that seed. And then seeing where our
food source really comes from. Understanding in real time, what it takes to grow nutritional food. – Good, look at those roots. Wow, look at all the way down there. – [Voiceover] We’re planting seeds for a lifetime of good health. – [Voiceover] Grow right,
eat right, and move right, together as a family. – Did you have fun playing in the gardens? – [Kids] Yeah. – You did? What was the best part? Besides getting to play with the hose and spray your friends. – Digging. – [Kids] You live down here? – [Voiceover] Experience
is the best teacher of all. So go ahead, and get a little dirty. (upbeat music) Each class can chart their progress and share what they’ve
learned with others. (cheering & applause) – You know, when you learn something, you get to be a teacher, ’cause as soon as you learn something,
you get to give it away. – [Voiceover] Our teaching
gardens offer a wealth of educational activities
to cultivate teamwork, sow the seeds of learning, and reap a harvest of better health. – I haven’t taste those before. – [Woman] You haven’t tasted it before? Oh, you are in for a treat. (upbeat music) – Mmm. – [Woman] Yummy? – [Voiceover] So venture
outside the classroom, and together, you’ll
discover the satisfaction of garden-grown food. Dig in and let’s get growing. (upbeat music)

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