The award-winning Early Sprouts "seed to table" gardening and nutrition curriculum fosters enthusiasm for healthy foods in young children.

  • Award-Winning Program

    Recipient of the Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future Champion Award, the National Gardening Association's Healthy Sprouts Award, and the Mary Abbot Hess Award from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

  • Research-Based Approach

    The Early Sprouts 24-week preschool gardening and nutrition curriculum introduces children to vegetables through a variety of experiences.


    A self-paced course provides early childhood educators with background, teaching methods, and tools for implementing the Early Sprouts approach.

Early Sprouts preschool children are excited about vegetables! Their enthusiasm helps prevent childhood obesity and improves health in families, schools, and communities.

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Engage young children in gardening, sensory exploration, and cooking throughout the school year.

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Target Vegetables

Six target vegetables are the focus of exploration and discovery, which includes family involvement.

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What's New?

Should food be used for play with young children? Read the recommendations and download a free Tip Sheet to share.

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