How to get kids to eat their vegetables! Teach them about farm to table!

One of the major complaints of a lot of parents is getting their kids to eat vegetables.

I am all for hiding them. Yep, there are usually the standard kid loved kinds like carrots and corn but things like zucchini and broccoli are not as easy to get them to try and most especially EAT!

I am notorious for getting kids to try and end up liking a lot of vegetables(and fruits) that their parents have proclaimed that they do not eat at home!

How do I do it?

Is it a miracle?

Nope!

You teach kids about gardening!

Farm to Table!

When kids get involved in the raising of their food, kids are more inclined to try food that that they worked hard for.

I have raised beds, kids are involved from seed to harvest and then we make something with them to eat! Can you say PLANT LESSON! We use it for our homeschool curriculum lesson as well. Teach the teenagers while I teach the youngsters!
This time was zucchini!

I planted 4 seedlings in a new raised bed we installed on the daycare side of the yard! They are nice big plants, have large leaves and blooms that are easy to observe bees at work! Plus they grow fast and a lot!

Check out our harvest last week!
Kids helped watch, water and pick. Even carried them in and were really excited for me to create bread for our breakfast the next day using the zucchini they helped raise along with fresh eggs from the chickens they talk to daily!

 

 

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