Veggie U Press

Healthy Food Choices Growing at Crim. Bowling Green Sentinel Tribune | June 18, 2015
Getting children to eat their vegetables can be a challenge for many adults. The “Veggie U” program which is growing in popularity is finding some success as demonstrated at the Community Learning Centers in Wood County this summer.

Hands-on program introduces students to agriculture. KHON-2 | June 5, 2015
Beginning in 2014, the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation was able to offer an exciting and hands-on agricultural program to fourth grade public school teachers statewide.

Surrarrer Elementary School is a Cool School! Fox 8 Cleveland | May 21, 2015
The teachers are always looking for interesting ways to encourage learning. “Not every elementary school has a Veggie U. These students get real hands on approach to learning about plants.

Local groups work to feed children. | May 16, 2015
This spring the district established multiple Farm to School projects including a vegetable garden with berry trees and grapes, an application for donations to establish an orchard with apple, peach, pear and crab-apple trees, and continued “Veggie U” curriculum. Still to come would include a green or hoop house and possible funding for hydroponic gardens.

Students take part in Veggie U. Times Leader | March 30, 2015
THIRD GRADE teachers and students started the Veggie U Classroom Gardens Program in Bellaire Elementary on March 2 to learn the importance of good nutrition, sustainable agriculture and how vegetables grow.

"Veggie U" Teaches Children To Eat What They Grow. WTRF Channel 7 News | March 29, 2015
It's a new way to get kids to eat their vegetables, by teaching them to grow them! "Veggie U" is a non profit organization that produces a five-week program for 3rd and 4th graders.

Plate Gain. Cleveland Magazine | January, 2015
Some kids don't even realize how food is produced, says Vicki Jenkins, marketing director for Veggie U based in Oberlin. "They're very surprised when you pull a carrot out of the soil," she says. "You see their eyes light up because it's almost magic."