GrowingGreat is a nationwide community-based non-profit nutrition education organization dedicated to inspiring children and adults to adopt healthy eating habits, decreasing the risks of obesity & disease. Our goal is to help children and families understand where our food comes from, appreciated that food serves a purpose in our overall health and has an impact on our longevity and well-being.
• 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.
The problem for the first time in our nation’s history, is that our younger generation may have a shorter life span than their parents due to poor nutrition. With a rising obesity epidemic and sky-rocketing health care costs, the need to educate children and their families about nutrition and high quality foods is now more important than ever. Numerous studies have shown that school based garden and nutrition education initiatives positively impact the adoption of healthy eating habits.