Cornucopia’s Take: Cornucopia encourages everyone to eat a nourishing diet, including fruits and vegetables. Teaching our children to garden makes them more likely to choose veggies, at least some of the time, over junk food in college.
Aside from the obvious benefits of getting outside and helping pull weeds, it turns out gardening as a kid may have benefits that are longer-lasting than you might expect.
A new study performed at the University of Florida sought to understand the connection between gardening as a kid and habits later in life—specifically, during the part of life when kids are most likely to eat gigantic plates of bad fried food while drunk, i.e. at college. The study was part of an initiative from eight American universities with the frankly bizarre name of Get Fruved, which apparently stands for “fruits and vegetables.”