In association with the American Heart Association, The Cadwallader Colden School, PS 214, is going to be hosting its annual Teaching Garden Harvest Day today from 9 to 10 a.m.
In the spring, students planted an AHA Teaching Garden at their school in order to promote healthy bodies and minds, and now it is time to reap the harvest of that labor.
The AHA initiated its teaching gardens program in order to help combat the obesity epidemic and improve children’s health from an early age.
According to the AHA, French fries make up one-fourth of children’s vegetable intake and fruit juice accounts for 40 percent of children’s fruit intake. Nearly one in three American children is overweight.