Kids gardening their way to a healthy lifestyle

Jun 08, 2011

Q: How do you encourage kids in urban areas to eat more fruits and vegetables?

A: You can start by letting them grow, harvest and eat their own.

That’s what Amway is doing across the United States, where the Amway Positive Sprouts program just launched its second year of garden building with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

This is part of a three-year partnership launched with seven last year. Five more will be completed this year with the help of Amway employees and Independenet Business Owners, working with Boys & Girls Club members and staff.

“Our relationship with Amway was a huge success in its first year and we are excited for the opportunity to continue educating Club members on the importance of healthy eating,” said Judith J. Pickens, senior vice president for Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Program & Youth Development Services. “The Positive Sprouts program creates a fun learning environment while giving Club members access to fruits and vegetables needed to maintain a healthy diet.”

The Positive Sprouts program supports BGCA’s healthy lifestyle initiative to engage Club members in positive behaviors that nurture their own well being, set personal goals and commit to a healthy lifestyle to achieve great futures.

 

Thanks to Marsha Champion for sharing this story.

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