Students Grow Their Own Food to Learn a Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy living The St. Joseph school district is partnering with Mosaic Life Care to teach students how to grow their own food. They teach children how to plant seeds, as well as plants that have already sprouted. As the plants grow, the students observe how the way that the plants grow and develop. The gardens are tended to over summer by faculty and staff, as well as some students. The ripened fruits and vegetables are gathered and replaced with plants that will thrive later in the year. Teaching students how to grow, and tend to plants that will later be their food is a start to a healthier lifestyle.

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‘Healthy’ Foods to Avoid

health foodIt is important to always look at the ingredients on food labels. Some foods that are considered to be healthier, such as no sugar added ice cream, actually have additional ingredients that can cause a laxative effect. People also buy powdered peanut butter because it has fewer calories, while regular peanut butter has healthy fats that are good for you. Additional healthy foods to avoid are: