How can we raise kids' awareness of the benefits of fresh food?

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Do you have your own idea on how we could raise kids' awareness of the benefits of fresh food?

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  • commented 2013-11-24 18:09:25 +0100
    Thank you
  • commented 2013-07-21 08:16:21 +0200
    Justine, these are great questions. Children are sponges when information is given to them. Children also respond well to storybooks, videos, music, games, storybook-apps. A kid, in my mind, is between the ages of 0-11.
    There was a marketing experiment in The States trying to make baby carrots cool for youth. You may find this story relevant.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130321785. Have a listen. It’s a 4 minute segment. In a culture so steeped in sugar addiction and 50,000 different types of potato chips, healthy produce is a hard sell. Still, in certain regions, ironically matched with increased socio-economic factors in the US, for example, you’ll find greater awareness across the board with healthy food/produce. Were you raised with the awareness of the benefits of fresh food? I myself wasn’t allowed to eat many sugary things. Making the production, cultivation and generation of fresh produce could also have a monumental effect on a child’s psyche and processing of where good food comes from and where it should go (in your tummy). See this TED TALK for a glimpse into food deserts in the US. http://www.ted.com/talks/ron_finley_a_guerilla_gardener_in_south_central_la.html Let’s continue the discussion.
  • tagged this with Urban agriculture 2013-06-18 08:11:40 +0200
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    Your ideas!: How can we raise kids' awareness of the benefits of fresh food?
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