GrowingGreat’s mission is to build nourishing, learning communities that empower children to make healthy food choices. Our garden and nutrition education programs are multicultural with a focus on literacy and scientific inquiry.
GrowingGreat programs inspire school children and teens, families, civic leaders, community organizations and businesses to become leaders in promoting healthy food choices through our hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), garden and nutrition education programs. Since our founding in 1999, our organization has served over 250,000 children, teens and families. The first GrowingGreat kids are now 21 years old!
- Eat a wide variety of colorful, whole foods that are close to their original source
- Choose higher quality, beneficial foods more often
- Select local, seasonal, organic, and/or sustainably farmed foods when possible
- Appreciate the impact of food on our overall well-being so that we can think, feel, and perform at our best all day long