Many of our nutrition education programs take place in schools around Illinois. We often hear from parents how much of an impact these programs are making for their families!
Here's a recent success story that we received from a family in Marion County:
"A child and her family approached me at a parent event at their school. She had been receiving the Great Garden Detective Adventure lessons in her classroom, which links together gardening and nutrition. The parents were excited to share that their daughter was usually such a picky eater, and now was asking for more vegetables to add to their meals at home. When I asked the young girl why she had made such a change, she said 'because of what we are learning in class and what you said about trying foods in different ways to see if I like them. And I find that I do!'"
-- Illinois Nutrition Education Programs Staff Member