School garden is one of the best and successful project in most of the developed country. It can be a powerful tool to improve the quality of nutrition and education of children and their families in rural and urban areas. The children are the main actors of this garden as they grow foods working in team. The children receive both theoretical and practical knowledge regarding types of vegetable, its importance, and method to grow and how to take care. Schools with a healthy nutrition environment provide dynamic settings, such as a school garden, that foster improved student health. Students who participate in school garden projects discover fresh food, make healthier food choices, and are physically active.
BENEFITS OF SCHOOL GARDEN
Through promotion of school garden children learn how to grow healthy food and how to use it for better nutrition. School gardens also serve for environmental education and for personal and social development by adding a practical dimension to these subjects. They may also reinforce knowledge and skills through doing by themselves. Students who participate in school garden projects discover fresh food, make healthier food choices, and are physically active. Have a positive impact on student achievement and behavior. powerful impact gardening programs can have on the mental, physical, and psychological health of individuals improves their attitudes about eating healthful foods and caring for the environment, helps them develop social skills and self-esteem.
The overall objective of the school garden is to spread nutrition knowledge to the children through working with themselves in garden and connecting with the nature. The other specific objectives are defined as
- Access the children to fresh and nutritious fruits and vegetables
- Behaviors change of the children and family members in food intake (children are the primary messenger and best change maker )
- Enhance knowledge regarding different vegetables and fruits its types, how to grow that supports in increasing patient of the children.