Kids Learn Healthy Eating

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A summer park program is teaching children about healthy eating.

The Veggie Garden program begins Wednesday for kids at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm in Canfield.

Dozens of children will take part in weekly classes from now until August. Lessons take place both inside a classroom and getting dirty with their own gardening spaces outside.

This is the 21st year for the program that teaches kids 8 years old and older all about growing their own veggies.

They’re learning how to identify the different seeds that they’re planting and the different seeds they’re going to put in their garden. Each week builds on the following weeks so it’s hands-on learning, said Program Coordinator Lynn Zocolo.

At the end of the season, the kids get to taste the fruits of their labor from the garden.

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