Early Sprouts is a research-based nutrition curriculum that encourages preschoolers to eat more vegetables by growing, harvesting, and preparing organically grown foods.
Over a course of 24 weeks, the curriculum cultivates healthy change by:
- Increasing young children's preferences for wholesome foods
- Promoting healthy eating at school and home
- Reducing the risks and issues associated with childhood obesity
Six target vegetables are the focus of the exploration and discovery in each of four components. Read more.
- Organic gardening
- Sensory exploration
- Cooking and recipe development
- Family involvement
The complete curriculum guide is published in the Early Sprouts book, available from major booksellers. Additional recipes are available in the Early Sprouts Cookbook.