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Energize Your Life! Gardening for a Healthier You

Energize Your Life! Gardening for a Healthier You

Introduction to the Curriculum

Energize Your Life! Gardening for a Healthier You is a curriculum designed to support nutrition educators who teach adults with limited resources the importance of gardening as part of a healthy lifestyle. Through the five lessons, participants will understand the nutrition and physical activity benefits of gardening. Participants will increase their skill, motivation and self-efficacy to incorporate gardening into their daily routine to help achieve a healthy lifestyle.
 
By the end of the lesson participants will be able to:

  • understand basic, key gardening concepts and their applications,
  • recognize nutritional benefits of growing produce with high nutritional value,
  • practice new skills to successfully develop and maintain a food garden,
  • explore personal food preferences for fruits and vegetables as a way to enhance motivation and increase access and appeal of produce in personal environments,
  • increase consumption of fruits and vegetables,
  • increase regular physical activity, and
  • promote and share their experience with food gardening as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Note
Energize Your Life! Gardening for a Healthier You is a conditional curriculum that must be implemented in coordination with the state Curriculum and Evaluation Teams.
 
If you plan to use this curriculum please contact Maggie Grate and Nora Downs.

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