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The Green Life: Green Kids in the Kitchen: Start at the Source

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July 14, 2010

Green Kids in the Kitchen: Start at the Source

Farmers market Showing kids how to eat in an eco-conscious way starts at home, so this week's tips provide fun ideas and teaching moments so that you can enjoy spending time making food with the youngsters in your life.

Tip #3: Bring the Kids Along

Tasks such as picking out produce and meat at the store before preparing a meal offer opportunities to show kids the importance of shopping smart. When you've got children along, explain the difference between organic and nonorganic food and its effects on our bodies and planet. Learning about pesticides can be scary, so show kids how to get clean fruits and vegetables. You can also bring children to a local farm; seeing the plants and animals that we eat is a great reminder, even for adults, that food doesn’t just magically appear at the store.

Tell us: How do you teach young people about environmental or food issues?


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