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The Vegetable Circus is a series of programs that use movement arts to teach children how to take charge of their own health.
Through stage shows, after-school enrichment programs, and workshops, we teach healthy eating and drinking, fun ways to keep fit, proper sleep and relaxation, and thinking for and believing in yourself.

The Vegetable Circus is a series of programs that use movement arts to teach children how to take charge of their own health. Through stage shows, after-school enrichment programs, and workshops, we teach healthy eating and drinking, fun ways to keep fit, proper sleep and relaxation, and thinking for and believing in yourself.

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Our awesome neighborhood farm opened nearly 3 years ago, and I take our boys there often. Seeing a farm, feeling the dirt, watching the plants grow, picking them -- it's made a huge difference in how they relate to food. My older son sometimes looks at labels of packaged food and says - "Is this real food? Did it grow in dirt?"

Our awesome neighborhood farm opened nearly 3 years ago, and I take our boys there often. Seeing a farm, feeling the dirt, watching the plants grow, picking them -- it's made a huge difference in how they relate to food. My older son sometimes looks at labels of packaged food and says - "Is this real food? Did it grow in dirt?"

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Parents drag kids through the produce aisle as they enter the grocery store. So why not use the opportunity to show kids the connection between some of their favorite book and cartoon characters and the healthy vegetables, dairy and eggs that inspired them?

Parents drag kids through the produce aisle as they enter the grocery store. So why not use the opportunity to show kids the connection between some of their favorite book and cartoon characters and the healthy vegetables, dairy and eggs that inspired them?

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I was cycling to work last week, past Rotherfield Primary School and heard a teacher saying "ooh look the carrots are doing well". I also noticed a few weeks ago, another school in Stoke Newington that have a wonderful new vegetable garden that's been planted in boxes right on top of the tarmac-ed playground. This seems to be the beginning of something. I wonder how the kids are interacting with it?

I was cycling to work last week, past Rotherfield Primary School and heard a teacher saying "ooh look the carrots are doing well". I also noticed a few weeks ago, another school in Stoke Newington that have a wonderful new vegetable garden that's been planted in boxes right on top of the tarmac-ed playground. This seems to be the beginning of something. I wonder how the kids are interacting with it?

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Japanese elementary school lunch system allows the kids to be close to what they eat.  Every day, the kids serve themselves with the lunch that the veteran nutritionist has designed.  Serving each other makes them think about menus, how to divide evenly to all classmates, how to use the cooking tools, think about the food itself, etc which enhances the interest toward food.  Who can be NOT interested in a good smelling big pot of healthy food when they're in touch every day??

Japanese elementary school lunch system allows the kids to be close to what they eat. Every day, the kids serve themselves with the lunch that the veteran nutritionist has designed. Serving each other makes them think about menus, how to divide evenly to all classmates, how to use the cooking tools, think about the food itself, etc which enhances the interest toward food. Who can be NOT interested in a good smelling big pot of healthy food when they're in touch every day??

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To curate a short term program spanning over every school subject/discipline where every class  shall inform the last & the next.  A holistic and heuristic approach that makes sense and thus creates the relationships needed for pure understanding and behavioral change. As it is structures that arrive out of content and not content out of structures.  Use design methodologies as models for every subject, designs investigative nature can change habits, neurons, & ultimately lifes.

To curate a short term program spanning over every school subject/discipline where every class shall inform the last & the next. A holistic and heuristic approach that makes sense and thus creates the relationships needed for pure understanding and behavioral change. As it is structures that arrive out of content and not content out of structures. Use design methodologies as models for every subject, designs investigative nature can change habits, neurons, & ultimately lifes.

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Knowing where food comes from and how it was made is an essential part of increasing children's awareness of their food sources. This should be part of their upbringing and can be taught to them in different ways depending on their age. Making it a little fun by actually giving the chicken that laid their egg a name makes them emotionally connect to the original animal or person involved in the production of their food.

Knowing where food comes from and how it was made is an essential part of increasing children's awareness of their food sources. This should be part of their upbringing and can be taught to them in different ways depending on their age. Making it a little fun by actually giving the chicken that laid their egg a name makes them emotionally connect to the original animal or person involved in the production of their food.

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I recently found Kidfresh, a shop in New York that does exactly the same things i proposed in my previous inspiration. Their promises: 
_100% Natural Goodness
_Hidden Veggies
_Superior Nutrition
_BPA Free + Green Packaging
_Socially Responsible

http://www.kidfresh.com/

I recently found Kidfresh, a shop in New York that does exactly the same things i proposed in my previous inspiration. Their promises: _100% Natural Goodness _Hidden Veggies _Superior Nutrition _BPA Free + Green Packaging _Socially Responsible http://www.kidfresh.com/

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Food Tunes!...
A contemporary answer to 'Schoolhouse Rock', with food education as the focus. Create a new generation of memorable songs, giving kids really accessible mental tools, for healthy food choices.

Food Tunes!... A contemporary answer to 'Schoolhouse Rock', with food education as the focus. Create a new generation of memorable songs, giving kids really accessible mental tools, for healthy food choices.

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Terracycle (a company that upcycles waste), has been producing/selling these small Kids Vegetable/Herb Growing Kits. The planters are made from Stonyfield Yogurt cups filled with compost, seeds are embedded in the carboard, and growing instructions are included. The kits are simple, easy to use (especially as the seeds are for good "beginner" plants), and affordable (probably partly why they were picked up by Walmart).

Terracycle (a company that upcycles waste), has been producing/selling these small Kids Vegetable/Herb Growing Kits. The planters are made from Stonyfield Yogurt cups filled with compost, seeds are embedded in the carboard, and growing instructions are included. The kits are simple, easy to use (especially as the seeds are for good "beginner" plants), and affordable (probably partly why they were picked up by Walmart).

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Include a grow your own garden element to the curriculum; nutritional science facts; hands on food preparation; global awareness and outreach; visits to local farms; balanced lifestyle education; emotional eating solutions and awareness; toxicity facts....

Include a grow your own garden element to the curriculum; nutritional science facts; hands on food preparation; global awareness and outreach; visits to local farms; balanced lifestyle education; emotional eating solutions and awareness; toxicity facts....

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