The Dirt on Growing Kid-Friendly Spring Veggies

Kids Gardening

Gardening is a beautiful, and delicious, activity for kids and a great way for them to learn to appreciate veggies. Here’s a list of the best veggies to get into the ground in early spring and tips on getting the kids involved.

If the forests are the lungs of our lands, as Franklin Roosevelt eloquently put it, then consider gardens to be little sighs of joy.

Gardens bring light to cloudy mornings,

After the Bell (Pepper): 5 After-School Veggie Snacks for Smarty-Pants

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Kids run out of fuel fast. In the time it takes to say “peanut butter and celery” they can go from full energy to full meltdown. Turn after-school snack time into an opportunity to jump-start your kid’s motor and memory. These five veggie-rich snacks include kid-friendly ingredients that should pass your little one’s smell test.

It may just be a coincidence. Kids get out of school the same time that our circadian rhythms recover from one of the day’s strongest sleep-drive periods.

Carrots + Peas 4 Ever: 5 Ways to Help Your Kids Fall in ‘Like’ With Veggies

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if kids could show their veggies just a fraction of the love they show you? Perhaps this Valentine’s Day we should ask cupid to strive for veggie “like.” These five tips will help.

If you wrote “Be Mine” on a string bean, would your kid eat it like a little candy heart, or turn away your offer?

These are the challenges parents face every day,

5 New Ways to Get Kids to Eat Veggies (and Fun Recipes to Help)

Kids resist vegetables for complex reasons, but resolving the challenge may be relatively easy. We explore five ways to get kids to try veggies that do not involve camouflage, bargaining or tears.

Kids may be worth their weight in gold, but show them an ounce of broccoli and many end up being twice their weight in resistance.

Few events cause parents as much frustration, and guilt, as a kid who just will not eat.

A Tribute to Spinach: 8 Ways It Makes Kids Strong to the Finich

It may end with Halloween, but October is officially Spinach Month. We share four reasons kids (and grownups) should eat lots of the iron-rich veggie. Plus four recipes that’ll blow them down!

October is Spinach Month, and whether you’re a kid or a cartoon sailor, there are plenty of reasons to make it an anchor of your diet.

There’s a reason Popeye relied on it. High in iron, which is good for red blood cells and energy,

After-School Nutrition: 10 Cook-Free Snacks for Kids

Grab ‘n go does not have to mean low nutrition and high preservatives. Here’s a list of 10 healthy, portable snacks from the fridge that require no cooking.

When it comes to nutrition, portable should be affordable, and it should also come wrapper-free.

By the year 2019, the sale of snack bars is expected to rise by 20 percent, thanks to the demand for grab ‘n go food.

Q&A With Dietitian Mary Snell: Healthy Advice for Feeding Kids

What’s the best way to eat veggies? Mary Snell, director of nutrition and wellness at Marsh Supermarkets, talks about vegetables and gives expert advice on how to work them into lunch boxes and other meals. 

It shouldn’t be surprising that Mary Snell liked veggies as a kid.

Fresh vegetables were a bit of generational bond growing up, she said. “My grandmother had a large garden so we always had fresh produce on hand.”

Those healthy moments paid off.

Peppers are for Winners: 4 Games that Help Kids Love Veggies for Life

Kids want every aspect of life to be fair, which can be hard to appreciate over Brussels sprouts. We share four fun games that help kids find the fair-and-square in veggies.

Next time you spy your kid sneaking broccoli into his pocket, suggest he try putting it into a hat instead.

It may make more sense than you think – if the hat is part of one of our games.

21-Day Veggie Challenge: Brilliant Ways to Get Veggies Into Our Bellies

Research shows if we place a plate of veggies out, we are more likely to finish them. This is the origin of the 21-Day Veggie Challenge by Vegy Vida. Read on to learn more.

If the world’s table can be viewed as a potluck, then every one of us should consider an appetizer from Mother Earth.

Research shows that if we put a pretty plate of fresh veggies out on the table before a meal,

The Dirt on Veggie Gardening: What to Grow in July

The best veggies are backyard fresh, but is it too late to grow them now that it’s the middle of summer? Here are four veggies you can put in the ground now and pack for lunch by the fall.

It is estimated that a veggie in the grocery store can lose up to 30 percent of its nutrients from the time it is picked to the time it is polished off.