Cookies on fushi.co.uk
Growing food ‘encourages vegetable eating in kids’
It seems that gardening could be a great healthy living hobby for the kids to do.
The National Gardening Association’s Susan Littlefield recently suggested that taking part in the growing of food could encourage the kids to try new fruit and veg.
“Food gardening encourages children to eat more vegetables and fruits and try new ones,” she said, “they are much more adventurous when they are trying vegetables and fruits they have grown themselves.”
Kids whose eating tastes have been broadened by gardening may well find these tastes are of nutritional benefit, she suggested.
On top of this, gardening represents a creative and relaxing opportunity for grown ups and young people to interact with each other and enjoy a fun time.
Getting youngsters into the activity provides a good opportunity for encouraging them to take part in “some healthy outdoor activity” she said.
It is also good for encouraging them to have a feeling of achievement after their efforts are rewarded with the likes of flowers or vegetables, she suggested.
It would help kids connect with nature and mean they had an increased awareness about how important it is to protect to environment.
Newcomers to produce growing will want to try growing the easiest veg they can, according to Amateur Gardening magazine’s Tim Rumball.
“One of the easiest things is salad leaves,” he said, adding that it was possible to grow these using a large pot.
“They grow very quickly; within six weeks you can be cutting leaves and picking them for a nice, fresh salad. It is fantastic – you can do a posh, chefy salad. That is terrific fun,” he added.
He also said that runner beans and French beans were easy for people to grow, and also recommended rhubarb to new produce growers.
After people have planted a rhubarb crown, he advised, this would continue producing over the years without needing much maintenance at all.
So why not use the fact that we are now in April as a reason to look into doing a spot of growing outside?
- Coconut Organic Oil Virgin Fresh-PressedAs low as £6.00 Regular Price £6.00
- The Rosehip Oil Diaries- Entry 1Dear Fatima, thank you for your message. For your type of skin Almond oil is ok -- its comedogenic level is 2 out of 5, it means it's not going to clog your pores. If you are looking for something even lower on that scale, you should go for Argan, Rosehip, Grapeseed, Hemp -oil which are 0-1. I hope this helps.
- The Rosehip Oil Diaries- Entry 1Hi, would it be advisable to use almond oil on acne prone skin. I have a little bit of acne but have lots of dark spots left by acne.
- Ashwagandha benefits for menThanks for this great article. I have begun to take Ashwagandha, and my husband asked if it might be good for him too. Looks like it is, so thank you for the info.
- The Great Pomegranate Seed Oil Hi Lin, Fushi's pomegranate seed oil is a non-standardised, unrefined and natural oil. Each batch varies and displays a set of unique characteristics. This is simply down to our oils never being refined, deodorized or filtered.However, you will still be getting the same great quality and benefits from the oil.
- Carrot Oil for Face In the process of making In the process of making my carrot Oil today on low heat, the carrot turned brown unlike other days when I do it myself. Hope the oil will still work on my face and skin.
- The Great Pomegranate Seed Oil my pomegranate seed oil is light golden color(not paler) could it be a good quality?