Childhood obesity is a growing problem in this country. More than 10 percent of children in the United States are overweight. One of the main problems is poor food choices. The Eating From the Garden program helps kids improve their eating habits by giving them a green thumb.

The Eating From the Garden program provides research-based information to high-needs youth in schools and community programs. Through nutrition and gardening activities, Eating From the Garden hopes to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. With help from area partners and volunteers, the program also promotes healthier food choices, gardening knowledge and physical activity.