Each year the Grandview Woodland Food Connection plants potato with the grade 3’s. This is one of our most enjoyable activities with the students super keen and excited about growing food….or is it the prospect of eating french fries. Either way, the students are so much fun to work with and will get to dig up the spuds and eat them when they return to school in the fall.
Working with younger students is helping to build a strong school food culture, teaching the kids where there food comes from. As the young ones reach high school they are already familiar with the school garden program. Having said this, the truth is these grade 3’s are so much more aware about healthy eating and growing their own food than what one might think. Certainly there appears to be a generational change happening around food literacy among children.