LEARN. GROW, Eat & Go!
TEXAS CHILDREN HAVE HIGH OBESITY RATES: In 5 Texas sites, a sample of 3rd grade students revealed that 45% – 54% of students were overweight or obese.
RISK OF OBESITY INCLUDE: lower school attendance, increased risk of being teased, bullied, and developing Type 2 Diabetes during childhood.
This program is youth gardening program that engages 3rd graders in a 14 week program where they plant a fall and spring garden, have recipe demonstrations and tasting activities. The students are also challenged to a two – eight week activity called Walk Across Texas. The physical activity project is designed to encourage family, school staff and volunteers to become involved.