Did you know that 49% of Aussie kids don’t get the recommended daily intake of fruit and veggies? And adults, we are often no better – only 8% of us get our 2 and 5 a day!
At Life Education we want to bring back the veggie! Not only are they really tasty, but there are so many different ways to cook and eat them and with such a huge variety of fruit and vegetables available to us there is one for all tastes.
Even with only a very small space it is really easy to grow your own herbs, strawberries and tomatoes!
To keep safe in the garden we recommend investing in some gardening implements, especially designed for little hands, without sharp edges – also look out for kids gardening gloves. Avoid using any chemical fertilisers and make sure they have covered shoes to protect tiny toes!
Any gardening activity needs full adult supervision and remind your children never to eat anything they have pulled from the garden unless they show you first and you know what it is.
We would love to hear how you get on and see photos of your veggie patches. Does you child's school already have a vegetable patch?