Last week a few young gardeners in our Early Childhood programs at C.S. 61 celebrated the arrival of spring by getting their hands dirty. Each toddler planted some nutritious greens in their school garden as part of the Go!Healthy program’s health and nutrition education that fosters a love of healthy eating in children as early as preschool.
In addition to planting in the garden, the day of programming also included a reading of Anna McQuinn’s “Lola Plants a Garden,” garden yoga exercises, and face painting fun. Each student also created their own garden crowns, adorned with colorful fruits and vegetables. Parents also enjoyed a healthy snack prepared by a Go!Healthy nutritionist, and attended an Eat Smart New York cooking class. Thanks to our Go!Healthy and C.S. 61 teams for providing our families with great seasonal fun.