Lettuce Bloom

“Yuck! Bug! Someone squish it!” We have all heard children and adults shouting out like this in our classrooms, backyards and even our homes. But when it comes to our gardens it is important that we know which bugs to … Continue reading

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Grow an Easy Sensory Garden with Herbs

Herbs are the easiest “sensory” plant to grow in a garden. Children are amazed these plants can smell so good (or bad!) and impart flavor to our food.  Many enjoy chewing chives or mint sprigs, touching fuzzy sage and frilly … Continue reading

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Top 5 Ways to Get Your Veggies at Breakfast

There is something so….healthy about starting your day off with vegetables. It just feels so good. Don’t roll your eyes, I swear it’s true! Ideally, we would eat vegetables at every meal, not just lunch and dinner. I know that … Continue reading

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The Learning and Growing Garden

Bell School is already a buzz with dreams of spring! The beautiful, built in 2008 by Teich Garden Systems, will soon thaw out and be ready for planting. The first plant to go in will be peas. This week students … Continue reading

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Growing Vertical

For many urban schools, starting a school garden starts with a fundamental challenge: Where to grow? Space often is an issue. That is, none exists or it’s covered with asphalt. Schools with open ground may have contaminated soil, which makes … Continue reading

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MyPlate – Visualizing a Healthy Eating Pattern

Though the Dietary Guidelines for Americans hasn’t changed, My Plate makes visualizing a healthy eating pattern easier. Jennifer shares tips of how to make the most this resource.  To learn more about healthy eating and nutrition resources, visit Jennifer’s blog … Continue reading

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Where and how is YOUR food grown?

March is National Nutrition Month so Get Active Today partnered with Pinehold Gardens farmer, David Kozlowski, to learn how and where your food is grown.

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Acetylated monoglycerWHATS? – Understanding Food Labels

The new dietary guidelines for Americans will be released on January 31 – but I always wonder how much we actually understand about the food we put in our body. I know I, for one, don’t always understand the sometimes … Continue reading

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White Bean Dip with Carrot “Chips”

White bean dip is basically a hummus made with cannellini beans and walnuts instead of chickpeas and tahini.  The beans and nuts provide an excellent source of protein, and the olive oil and nuts provide a good source of healthy … Continue reading

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Me no like sugar comas

Have you ever gone to a classroom holiday party where the kids are served up cupcakes with a side serving of holiday candy that is all washed down with a nice serving of juice box? Though our schools are working … Continue reading

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