Planting Vegetables. Harvesting Health.
Planting Vegetables. Harvesting health.
Healthy nutrition is particularly close to the heart of the BayWa Foundation. After all, the number of overweight children has risen by 50 percent in the last 30 years, the number of children suffering from obesity has even doubled (KiGGs study, Robert Koch Institute, 2017). These facts are alarming, which makes it even more important to show children a healthy diet and teach them how to eat a balanced diet.
The nutrition education programme of the BayWa Foundation "Planting Vegetables. Harvesting Health." is designed in a holistic way and contributes to improving the nutritional situation of children: in class, in the school garden, in the kitchen and at home.
The text and activity book “The Nutrition Compass” teaches primary school pupils about the world of nutrients and what the body needs for a healthy diet. The workbook can be integrated into everyday school life.
The school garden project gives children the chance to experience how vegetables are planted, cultivated and prepared to make healthy meals for everyday school life. Planting and harvesting together trains social skills such as responsibility and team spirit.
In the Kitchen
Taste, smell, try: Together with food educationists the children are cooking and eating healthy snacks of their fruits and vegetables of their school garden. This strengthens the sense of community and the solidarity between the children.
Study Confirms: The Nutrition Programme of the BayWa Foundation Creates More Knowledge about Nutrition
An impact measurement of the TU Munich investigated the effect of the project "Planting Vegetables. Harvesting Health." on children. It shows: The children who took part in the program know more about fruit and vegetables and actively change their eating habits.