We are excited about our program, Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children. The intent of the Early Sprouts Curriculum is to increase children’s preference for vegetables through the experience of helping to grow, prepare and taste featured vegetables.
This program is designed to introduce children to vegetables, encourage their participation in cooking nutritious recipes and expand their tastes for vegetables and provide families with healthy recipes that can be shared with the entire family. The gallery shows the children exploring vegetables through sensory activities and assisting in the preparation of healthy snacks using produce gathered from our garden (when in season).
Each week, we send home the featured recipe and ask your help in assisting your child to prepare the food item. This way families can participate in the program along with their children. We encourage families to make the recipe over the weekend and then return a feedback form as to what they thought of the item. This gives us information that we can then use for follow-up activities.