Sowing Seeds for Healthy Kids is a new education curriculum from The Campus Kitchen organization that uses gardens as the teaching point to inform students about issues in their own households, communities and beyond like hunger, nutrition, healthy eating, food systems and waste.
Developed in part by food services company Sodexo, the educational program empowers young student volunteers to apply what they learn to make a difference in their own homes and local communities. The six-part program includes lesson plans, discussions and gardening guides to balance theory and hands-on learning.
So far, there are 43 Campus Kitchens that have been established across the United States. Surplus food that comes from the gardens is collected and given out to dining halls, community gardens, restaurants and grocery stores.