Thursday, May 21, 2015

Growing Your Own Vegetables at Home and Abroad

            A recent study from Cornell University Food and Brand Labs found that kids who grow his or her own vegetables are more likely to consume them. This research is an important step in increasing vegetable consumption in young adults, and, as co-author Drew Hanks mentions, “the first hurdle in increasing vegetable consumption is simply getting kids to put them on their plate.” The pilot study in an upstate New York school saw a change in young students selecting salads. There was a notable increase from 2 % to 10 % of students selecting salads when students were involved in growing the produce. When students grow the produce themselves it may provide a sense of personal satisfaction. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) encourages families to grow a garden of their own too, which may increase vegetable consumption in the domestic setting. For more information about the research at Cornell University Food and Brand Labs, and tips on beginning your own at home garden visit:

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