Forging a stronger connection between children and what they eat can help them make healthier choices, say experts, who cite growing some of their own food and learning to cook as good ways for children to become more involved. The American Heart Association's "Teaching Garden" program has helped set up gardens at elementary schools, and a study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found multiple benefits associated with a nutrition education program called Cooking with Kids.
With a hands-on approach, children choose healthier food
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