Students Promote Healthy Eating Among School Children


A group of South University, Austin Bachelor of Science in Nursing students recently helped plant vegetables as a way to promote healthy eating among school children.

Queen Ohamara, Danielle Perkins, Carrie Cadenhead, Natalie Gerusa, and Katie Schwing introduced healthy food choices to middle school students at Martin Middle School in Austin. The South University students helped the children make upside down tomato planters for their school garden, and taught them to care for the garden during the school’s after-school program. The volunteer project was designed to encourage students to make healthy food choices by exposing them to fresh food and the role they can have in growing it.

The South University students also used the garden as a way to connect children and their families with various programs in the community that support and provide healthy meal choices.

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