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Produce at the market
by Jack Sanders
on July 15, 2015 at 11:05 AM
I cannot applaud enough the efforts to give our children a  
healthier diet including more fruits and vegetables. An effort must be made to enable (persuade children to conform to a healthier diet. Experts in child behavior are needed  
to do this successfully. My own children would not eat cooked vegetables but would eat a wide variety of raw vegetables (nutritionally better). They ate ripe fruits on  
demand. They wanted sweet fruits but often categorized them as rotten. I remember years ago being given a fresh pear  
from a LAUSD lunch that was so hard it took me almost a week to ripen to an edible state. Purpose of all of this is to repeat that fruits and vegetables must be edible and attractively served. School gardens in which pupils were involved in growing the vegetables motivated the pupils to  
eat what they had grown.
by Shannon Klisch
on July 15, 2015 at 12:57 PM
Thank you for your comments Jack. See our facebook page for more pictures of some of our garden nutrition education work, Always amazing to hear comments from students pulling a sweet juicy carrot out of the ground for the first time.
by Loretta cory
on July 15, 2015 at 3:11 PM
Amazing info/hints. As a master gardener, look forward to proselytizing in San Diego
by Shannon Klisch
on July 15, 2015 at 5:23 PM
Can't wait to hear about it! Go Master Gardeners!!
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