In line with our mission, Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids is addressing racial inequities in a unique way with our school garden program. By teaching diverse students in Delaware schools to develop lifelong wholesome eating habits, our intent is to help address the health inequities that some minority populations experience. We also support the efforts of others to create a country where everyone is treated fairly and given opportunities to succeed.
School-based Garden Programs Work! HFHK is more than radishes, turnips, and arugula. HFHK is about a healthier future for today’s kids. HFHK’s Education Cultivation Program is designed to assist schools in delivering curriculum that impacts three critical areas: nutrition and health, science learning, and life skills. Because our HFHK students participate in the school garden over several years and growing seasons, they can grow in their understanding of gardening science as well as their love of vegetables.