Kids Teaching Kids

Apr 24

Kids Teaching Kids

Hi there, Today was Take Your Daughter to Work Day. Some of my classmates went with their parents to their jobs, and many teachers brought their own kids to work. My teacher brought her three-year-old daughter, Josie, today. It was so much fun! During recess, several of us played with Josie on the swings and jungle gym. She was so smart and well behaved. While I was...

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Gardening Lessons Learned

Apr 23

Gardening Lessons Learned

Well, it’s time to admit it, I wasn’t practicing what I preached. Having my kids eat vegetables, sure! Trading out screen time for family physical activity, absolutely! Starting a home garden, no way!!! I have a black thumb and I’m not joking about this. I’m horrible when it comes to plants. Did you know they need water?!? Apparently, I need a living thing to...

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Early Childhood Food Tastings in Jackson, Mississippi

Apr 22

Early Childhood Food Tastings in Jackson, Mississippi

A great big OrganWise shout out to Virden and Jones Early Childhood Development Centers in Jackson, Mississippi! As a part of the Thriving Communities, Thriving Children project, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, these two early childhood development centers have been conducting healthy vegetable food tastings with students using The OrganWise Guys materials....

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Fresh Bean Snacks

Apr 21

Fresh Bean Snacks

Fresh beans are an April Foods of the Month. Foods like fresh green beans, lima beans, fava beans (also known as broad beans) and edamame are bite size, healthy alternatives to typical snacks like chips, pretzels or cookies. Here are some ideas to get snacking with fresh beans in April! Green Beans with Low-Fat Ranch Dressing - Trim the ends off of fresh green...

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Thunder, Lightning

Apr 21

Thunder, Lightning

Hello hello, This weekend was full of storms, which meant lots of rain, thunder, and lightning. While it was a bummer that playing outside with my friends wasn’t happening, the storms did allow me to jump back into my library books. After my speed-reading over Spring Break, I had to slow down, as I now have school and homework to get to. But this weekend was once...

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Green Thumb

Apr 18

Green Thumb

Continuing with the National Gardening Month theme, we thought we would share another fun OrganWise video about gardening. Everyone may not have a “green thumb” initially, but one can easily learn how to grow healthy fruits and...

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