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Growing healthy children

Local garden programs expose youths to new foods

1:18 PM, Jun. 14, 2013
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Healthy eating practices should soon be taking root in the minds of local children.

Security Health Plan's Sprouting Healthy Kids program awarded seven grants for Stevens Point area schools and day care centers to plant gardens in an effort to help curb the child obesity trend. Allison Machtan, health educator for Security Health Plan, said the goal of the program and grants is to encourage healthy eating habits in children.

"Gardening exposes them to varieties of produce and encourages them to continue to try new produce," she said. ...

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