Students are already starting to plant their school gardens as part of INMED’s Crescer Saudável (Growing Healthy) program, facilitated by INMED Brasil. Through the Monsanto Fund’s support, the program will establish vegetable gardens at 125 preschools, as well as provide nutrition education for children and resources for mothers, teachers, food preparers and local health professionals to help encourage long-term, healthy eating habits—both in schools and at home. The program is expected to benefit more than 58,000 people in Petrolina, including 33,000 children ages six months to five years old. For more on this program, check out @INMEDBrasil on Facebook.
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