LOCAL FOODS: Childcare Center Fruit & Vegetable Gardening Series
Early childhood educators have an important opportunity to help create positive environments that connect with young children’s senses, allowing them to plant, grow, harvest, and ultimately prepare healthy eating experiences. By incorporating a designated production garden in the outdoor learning environment, childcare centers can inspire lifelong healthy eating habits and can become models for the families they serve.
The Production Gardens publications were inspired and informed by the hard work and impressive results achieved at the eight Wake County Childcare centers participating in POD (Preventing Obesity by Design).
See below for detailed descriptions of each publication and downloadable pdfs of the series.